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Alpha Feto Protein Blood- SST (Test Code 6106)

Collection Method

SST Serum Blood Test

Turn Around Time

3-5 business days

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The Alpha Feto Protein (AFP) test is predominantly used as a tumor marker to help detect and diagnose cancers of the liver, testicular, and ovaries.

The Alpha Feto Protein (AFP) test is commonly ordered when:
• Someone is being monitored for cancer recurrence.
• It is suspected that there is liver cancer or certain cancers of the testicles or ovaries.
• Monitoring the effectiveness of treatment for someone who has been diagnosed with liver, testicular or ovarian cancer

Common Conditions:

    • Weight loss
    • Jaundice
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Pain and discomfort in the area
    • Inflammation

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Analytes

Primarily: Liver (also Ovarian, Testicular)

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