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AFP Tumor Markers

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Also known as: AFP; Total AFP; AFP-L3%
Formal name: Alpha-fetoprotein, Total; Alpha-fetoprotein-L3 Percent

Were you looking instead for AFP Maternal, ordered during pregnancy?

At a Glance

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

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in the arm

Test Preparation Needed?