Collection Method


Kit Requirements

SST Serum

Turn Around Time

48 hours Turnaround times are estimates


The Alpha Feto Protein (AFP) test is predominantly used as a tumor marker to help detect and assess 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


  • AFP-Primarily: Liver (also Ovarian, Testicular)

Test Method

Automated chemistry

Common Conditions

  • Other Health Conditions
    • Inflammation
    • Jaundice
    • Loss of appetite
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Pain and discomfort in the area
  • Nutritional and Dietary Symptoms
    • Weight loss

Notice To Patients

NutriPATH practices in the usual practitioner-referral system for pathology laboratories. Patients are highly recommended to seek the supervision and guidance of a qualified healthcare practitioner for the interpretation of any lab results and associated information. NutriPATH can offer assistance in locating a suitable practitioner.

Find a Practitioner

How it works

Step 1

Order test

Your referring practitioner will place this order via their online portal.

Step 2

Collect Samples

A test kit will be dispatched to you and you can conveniently collect your sample in the comfort of your home.

Step 3

Return Samples

Return samples for analysis via the provided courier packaging.

Patient resources

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