Geisinger Medical Laboratories/Geisinger Proven Diagnostics Test Catalog

Test Name: Sunquest Test Code Epic Procedure Code Or ID CPT Code:  

AFP and AFP-L3

Sunquest Test Code:
AFPL3      Geisinger Epic Procedure Code: AFPL3         Geisinger Epic ID: 47697

Specimen type:
Preferred collection container:
Alternate Collection Container:
6 mL red-top (plain, non-serum separator) tube
Specimen required:
1.5 mL serum; minimum 0.5 mL

Specimen processing instructions:
Centrifuge and aliquot. 
Transport temperature:
Refrigerated (preferred)
Specimen stability:
Room temperature: 72 hours. Refrigerated: 5 days. Frozen: 2 years.

Reference interval:
AFP 1.6-4.5 ng/mL
AFP-L3 0.5-9.9 %
CPT code(s):
Note: The billing party has sole responsibility for CPT coding.  Any questions regarding coding should be directed to the payer being billed.  The CPT codes provided by GML are based on AMA guidelines and are for informational purposes only.
Test includes:
AFP and AFP-L3.
Liquid-Phase Binding Assay System
Quest test code 19529, ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (AFP) AND AFP-L3
Clinical significance:
This assay is intended for use in the assessment of risk for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients with chronic liver disease.

Performing Locations

Quest Diagnostics

Technical Lead: Michael Weaver    
Frequency: Setup Tuesday and Friday a.m. Report available 3 days.    
Performed stat? No
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