Test Catalog

Test ID: AFPA    
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

Screening for open neural tube defects or other fetal abnormalities

 

Follow-up testing for patients with elevated serum alpha-fetoprotein results or in conjunction with cytogenetic testing

Reflex Tests Lists tests that may or may not be performed, at an additional charge, depending on the result and interpretation of the initial tests.

Test IDReporting NameAvailable SeparatelyAlways Performed
ACHE_Acetylcholinesterase, AFYesNo

Testing Algorithm Delineates situations when tests are added to the initial order. This includes reflex and additional tests.

If alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is positive, then acetylcholinesterase (AChE) will be performed at an additional charge.

Special Instructions Library of PDFs including pertinent information and forms related to the test

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

AFPA: Immunoenzymatic Assay
ACHE_: Polyacrylamide Electrophoresis

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Alpha Fetoprotein, AF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

AFP (Alpha-Fetoprotein)
AFP-AF (Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid)
Alpha Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid
Fetoprotein, Amniotic Fluid