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Acetylcholinesterase, Amniotic Fluid (AChE-AF)

Performing Laboratory



Isoelectric Focusing/Acrylamide Gel Electrophoresis

Specimen Requirements

Call Providence Alaska Medical Center Laboratory at 907-212-3631 to obtain an Amnio Kit prior to specimen collection.


3 mL of amniotic fluid. Maintain sterility and forward promptly. Specimen cannot be frozen.

Note:  1. Do not use tubes with rubber stoppers; rubber is toxic to amniocytes.

2. Avoid contamination with fetal or maternal blood.

Reference Values

Detects acetylcholinesterase

Day(s) Test Set Up

Monday through Sunday

Test Classification and CPT Coding