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Age 62, recently admitted to hospital due to rapidly decreasing platelet count (126 - 96 within 8 hrs). referred to do afp test. (result = 225.33 ng/ml). is this hepatitis or liver cancer ?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
See below: http://www.mayomedicallaboratories.com/test-catalog/Clinical+and+Interpretive/88878 All laboratory test results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, the AFP result is consistent with liver cancer. Please consult the website given above.

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