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PRENATAL QUADSCREEN MATERNAL SERUM (PNQ)

Department: Esoteric Chemistry
Test Synonym(s): AFP, PNQ, Prenatal Quadscreen Blood
Test Components: MAF, HCG, uE3, INH
CPT Codes: 82105, 84702, 82677, 86336
Methodology: Chemiluminescent Immunoassay/EIA
Reference Range: Pathologist Interpretation of risk for Down Syndrome and an open neural tube defect
Tube Type: Red top (no gel)
Specimen: Serum
Alternate Specimen: None
Volume: 5 mL
Minimum Volume: 1 mL
Temperature: Refrigerate
Stability: Refrigerated - 3 days; Frozen: 3 months
Reasons for Rejection: Incomplete maternal / fetal information; inappropriate storage conditions
Days Performed: Monday - Friday
Times Performed: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
TAT: 1 day
Special Instructions: Samples collected from patients between 15 weeks, 0 days and 21 weeks, 6 days gestation will be accepted for this screening test. uE3 cannot be ordered by itself. Completed Maternal / fetal information sheet is required.
Click here to print the Fetal Risk Information Sheet.

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