SEALS Test Manual

 

FIRST TRIMESTER SCREEN
PAPP-A and Free BHCG |  FTS |  PREGNANCY ASSOCIATED PLASMA PROTEIN A (PAPP-A)                
 
COLLECTION INFORMATION:  
Preferred Specimen Type Serum Gel
Alternate Specimen Serum Non Gel
Collection Information Includes PAPP-A and Free BHCG. Samples are batched and the test is performed twice weekly.

Screening test for Downs syndrome for first trimester mothers.
Reported in MoMs.

Blood samples from patients on high dose biotin (>5mg/day) should not be taken until at least 8hrs after the last dose. Please consult with the Clinical Chemistry laboratory (Ph: 9382 9086) before the test is requested for multiple sclerosis patients on very high dose biotin.
 
LABORATORY INFORMATION ONLY:  
Specimen Code S
Test Abbreviation FTS
Test Set E817
Laboratory Information
Minimum Assay Volume - Not Collection Volume 1mL
Department
Storage Freeze
Site Royal North Shore
Randwick Label RNSSF
Kogarah Label RNSSF
Sutherland Label RNSSF
Sydney Label RNSSF
SEALS South Label RNSSF
Update On 17/12/2020