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Alpha-1 Fetoprotein, Pregnant - Blood

Referred out for testing

Source Blood
Mnemonic MATAFP
Specimen Requirements 1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube. 

Specimen Handling

PSC and RRL:
Centrifuge and aliquot before sending to DSC.

Send in a separate bag with completed form.

DSC:
Freeze specimens upon receipt in lab.

Must submit completed AHS Maternal Prenatal Screen Requisition (AHS form CH-1247).

Recommend collection between 15w 0d to 20w 6d gestational age.

Additional Information  
Testing Location University of Alberta
Testing Frequency Weekdays
Alternate Name(s) Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein (MSAFP)
Reference Interval