Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker
Alpha-Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker
Patients who have received monoclonal mouse antibodies may have abnormal results. For any patient taking a high dose of biotin, the specimen should be drawn at least eight hours after the last dose.
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The use of AFP as a tumor marker in pregnant females is not recommended.
Elevation of serum AFP above values found in healthy individuals occurs in several malignant diseases, most notably nonseminomatous testicular cancer and primary hepatocellular carcinoma. AFP is not recommended as a screening procedure to detect cancer in the general population.
Alternative Name(s) AFP
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Quest Test code 237