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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

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At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To help diagnose and monitor therapy for certain cancers of the liver, testicles, or ovaries

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

Sample Required?

A blood sample drawn from a vein in your arm

Test Preparation Needed?

None