AFP Tumour Marker Test

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Also known as: AFP; alpha-fetoprotein
Related tests: CEA; hCG; Tumour markers

At a Glance

Why Get Tested?

To screen for and monitor therapy for certain cancers of the liver and testes

When to Get Tested?

If your doctor suspects that you have certain cancers of the liver or testes, if you are under treatment for them, or have previously been treated for one of these cancers. It may also be used if chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis of the liver is suspected.

Sample Required?

A blood sample taken from a vein in the arm