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Were you looking instead for AFP Maternal, ordered during pregnancy?
At a Glance
Why Get Tested?
When to Get Tested?
When your healthcare practitioner suspects that you have certain cancers of the liver, testicles, or ovaries; at intervals during and after treatment for one of these cancers; sometimes when you have cancer-predisposing diseases such as chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis
A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm
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