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Test ID NBLD0515 AFP Amniotic Fluid

Container Type

Sterile container

Specimen Type/Requirements

Amniotic Fluid

Specimen Volume

20.0 -30.0 mL


Room Temperature: 48 hours
Refrigerated: NA
Frozen: NA

Interfering Substances

Hemolysis: Yes
Lipemia: Yes

Transport Temperature

Room Temperature


Specimens should not be sent in syringe, vacutainers, or any container which contains cytotoxic material (e.g. rubber stoppers or metal caps).


Please submit a completed Sanford Genetics Test Request Form.

Performed Test Frequency

Monday through Friday

Performing Lab

Sanford Sioux Falls

Additional Information

If specimen arrives on weekend or if there are any additional questions concerning this test ,contact the Sanford Cytogenetics Lab at 605-404-4360.


If amniotic fluid AFP is elevated,an acetylcholinesterase on amniotic fluid is performed if indicated at an additional charge.