Alpha fetoprotein (tumour marker)

Diagnostic Use

AFP is a plasma protein produced in large amounts by the developing fetus. AFP levels in adults are usually low, however some tumours are known to express AFP.

Indications for testing
Monitoring of tumours known to express AFP (most commonly hepatocellular carcinoma and some germ cell tumours). AFP is NOT recommended for the diagnosis of cancer.


Core Biochemistry

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AFP - tumour marker, Serum or Plasma
Tumour Marker - AFP, Serum or Plasma

Turnaround Time

3 hours

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