Amniotic fluid alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) screens a fetus for a risk of open neural tube or open body wall defects.
When sample fails to meet the acceptable criteria, please call 470.378.2200 and ask to speak with a laboratory genetic counselor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Submit only 1 of the following specimen types
Type: Amniotic Fluid
Specimen Requirements:Collect 20-30 ml of amniotic fluid (discard the first 1-2 ml). Place in sterile conical centrifuge tubes. For cultures: 1 T75 or 2 T25 at 70% confluency.
Specimen Collection and Shipping: Ship sample at room temperature for receipt at EGL within 24 hours of collection. Do not refrigerate or freeze.
- Acetylcholinesterase (ACHE)