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Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Test


Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) is a foetal mammalian glycoprotein tumour-marker with ontogenic and oncogenic characteristics. It is produced by the liver and yolk sac during pregnancy. It has no particular function in the human body.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) CLIA Serum Test measures the level of alpha-fetoprotein in the blood. Alpha-fetoprotein is a protein produced by the liver of a developing fetus. In adults, elevated levels of AFP may indicate certain conditions such as liver disease, certain types of cancer (such as hepatocellular carcinoma or germ cell tumors), or pregnancy complications.

The Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) CLIA Serum Test is done to screen for liver cancer in high-risk individuals, monitor cancer treatment effectiveness, detect other cancers like germ cell tumors, and assess certain pregnancy complications.

The Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) CLIA Serum Test is recommended for individuals at high risk of liver cancer, such as those with chronic liver disease or hepatitis, individuals with certain cancers like hepatocellular carcinoma, and pregnant women for prenatal screening.

If Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) CLIA Serum Test results are abnormal, further evaluation is needed. Elevated levels may indicate liver cancer, other cancers, or pregnancy complications. Additional tests, imaging, and consultations with healthcare providers are typically recommended for accurate diagnosis and management.

During the Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) CLIA Serum Test, a blood sample is collected from a vein in your arm. You may feel a slight pinch during the procedure. Results are typically available within days, followed by consultation with your healthcare provider.

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