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|Specimen Requirements||1 x 3.5 mL gold top SST tube AND 1 x 3.0 mL light green (mint) top PST tube|
|Specimen Handling||Submit completed CLS Maternal Serum Prenatal Screen history form #CH3011.|
PSC and RRL:
Centrifuge all tubes and pour half of one 3.5 mL gold top SST tube into an aliquot tube prior to sending to DSC.
Testing should be performed between 15 3/7 to 16 3/7 weeks gestation, not earlier.
|Alternate Name(s)||Alpha-1-Fetoprotein; Biochemical Screen; Downs Syndrome Maternal Triple Screen; Triple Screen, Downs Syndrome|