The most important application of AFP testing in cancer management is for testicular cancer. 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
A significant deviation from the normal range may require further evaluation by your physician.
Estimated turnaround for results is 4 business days.
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Serum
Estimated turnaround for results is 3 business days. If confirmation testing is required, the estimated time may be extended.