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A 26-year-old female asked:

Is afp included on a complete metabolic panel? or is a separate blood test? is afp elevated for liver cancer only or any type of liver mass?

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Dr. Thomas Knecht
A Verified Doctoranswered
32 years experience
AFP not on CMP: Hi. No, alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is not on a comprehencive metabolic panel (CMP). AFP can be run on same tube if sample size is adequate, but it is a completely separate test. AFP elevation is NOT specific for liver cancer, and can be seen in other liver diseases and other cancers. Good luck!
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