Test Name: AFP AMNIOTIC FLUID REFERENCE TEST
EPIC Search Term: LABAFAFP
Synonyms: AFAFP, 8501, ALPHA FETOPROTEIN, AMNIOTIC FLUID
Preferred Container: 1 x 30 mL Sterile Container
1 x See Collection Instructions
Sample Type: Amniotic Fluid
Draw Volume: 30 mL
Minimum Volume: 30 mL
Collection Instructions: For the amniotic fluid:
Discard the first 2ml of fluid collected. Collect 30ml of fluid in a sterile container.

Samples must be received by TCH Pathology by 1300, Monday - Friday to ensure same day shipping.
Causes for Rejection: Frozen samples. Cultured cells are not accepted.
Interfering Substances: Suboptimal specimens likely to cause longer turn around times:
AF sample collected <16wks or >26wks
AF sample <15ml volume
Bloody or discolored AF sample
Test Performed By: Baylor Genetics Laboratory, 800.411.4363
2450 Holcomb Blvd
Grand Boulevard Receiving Dock
Houston, TX 77021
Lab Section: Referred Testing