Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker
AFP Tumor Markers
AT A GLANCE
Also known as:AFP; Total AFP; AFP-L3%
Formal name:Alpha-fetoprotein, Total; Alpha-fetoprotein-L3 Percent
Related tests:CEA; hCG; Tumor Markers; DCP
Were you looking for AFP Maternal, ordered during pregnancy?
Why Get Tested?
To help diagnose and monitor therapy for certain cancers of the liver, testes, or ovaries
When to Get Tested?
When your doctor suspects that you have certain cancers of the liver, testes, or ovaries; at intervals during and after treatment for one of these cancers; sometimes when you have chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis
A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm
Test Preparation Needed?