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Alphafoeto Protein (AFP)

Test Code:

BC0025

Synonym(s):

Specimen Container

Gel separator tube (Adult)
Microtube (Paeds)

Specimen Requirement

Plain Blood
Adult: 5 mL
Paediatric: 1.3 mL

Invert blood 5 times after blood collection ensures the anticoagulant is well mixed with the blood. This will ensure results are reliable.

Specimen Storage / Transport

Method

 

Orderable as STAT?

No

Turn Around Time

3 - 4 hrs

Reference Value(s)

  Gender Age Reference Interval
  Female & Male  < 1 month No reference interval
  Female & Male 1 to < 3months         10 — 1359 ɥg/L
  Female & Male 3 to < 6 months     4 — 275 ɥg/L
  Female & Male 6 to < 12months   3 – 148 ɥg/L
  Female & Male 1 to < 3 years   3 —21ɥg/L
  Female & Male 3 to < 19 years 1—4 ɥg/L
  Female & Male  19 years & above  ≤ 9 ɥg/L

Testing Laboratory Location

KKH

Laboratory

Clinical Chemistry

Contact Number

6394 1383

Day and Time Performed

Mon - Fri: 0800 hrs - 1730 hrs
Sat: 0800 hrs - 1230 hrs

Orderable on CPOE?

Yes

Additional Information

Change History Notes

Others

Keywords

Alphafoeto Protein (AFP) BC0025
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