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Alpha Fetoprotein Afp Blood Test
AFP=29: Normal range for AFP in 15-18-week-pregnant female is 10-150 ng/ml or mcg/l; normal range in non-pregnant female is 0-40 ng/ml or mcg/l. See chart for interpretation of high or low values (yours is in normal range). ...Read more
Is AFP (Alpha Fetoprotein) test used to detect any kind of cancer in the body? I.e higher value will indicate that there is cancer somewhere in body.
Liver and germ cell: AFP can be elevated in cancers of the liver and some germ cell tumors. However, it also be elevated in patients with non-cancerous liver disease. The AFP results need to be interpreted in the clinical context. It is not a general marker for cancer. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I had an amniotic fluid test which showed a high concentration of alpha-fetoprotein. What does this mean?
Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more
QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: An AFP at 15 weeks that was 1.3 mom is normal. An abnormal AFP is when it is >2.5 mom. No worries! ...Read more
My testicle is hard , however the blood test AFP came back negative , what can cause he testicle to be hard ?
Tumor: Since you had AFP checked,I assume you are seeing a doctor.AFP is found in blood of a patient with non-seminomatous tumors but never in a patient with a seminoma(which is a testicular tumor). It is present in about 75% of patients with teratocarcinoma,embryonal cell cancer and yolk cell cancer. There is no space for more details but PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE SEEING A UROLOGIST.Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am a breast cancer survival - do I need to do the tumour markers blood test -ca153, ca19.9, ca12.5, cea, afp?
Generally no: Standards of care in the us do not recommend routine tumor marker testing in cancer survivors (we usually do ca 27.29 for breast cancer). Markers are mostly useful to assess response to therapy in patients with advanced cancer. That said, many oncologists (myself included) will sometimes order routine markers in cancer survivors depending on the circumstances. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Units not right : But probably normal. Check with your doc ...Read more
Hi! I am 16 weeks pregnant, age 30, 127lbs, and my AFP levels from a blood test came at 31 ng/ml. Am i within a normal range or am i too high/too low?
AFP : AFP results are reported as mom, or multiple of the mean. This is calculated based on such parameters as weight and race and gestational age. Usually, anything between 0.5 and 2.5 mom is considered normal. Approx. 2% of AFP levels are high and about 3% are low. Of those that are high, about 10% will have a birth defect like spina bifida. Low AFP levels can indicate down's synd. ...Read more
I had a normal first trimester screening and harmony prenatal test. Is an AFP blood test necessary? Can it come back high risk?
The msAFP is: To assess the risk of open neural tube defects i.e. Spina bifida, which is not tested by harmony or the first trimester screen. It is up to you if you would like to be screened for ntds. Keep in mind that, if detected, these defects can be repaired by a skilled pediatric neurosurgeon while the baby is still inside you. Speak to your obgyn and make an informed decision. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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! ...Read more
What do you think of these blood test results for quad screen mother date of birth 12/24/82 m.O.M. Values AFP 1.34
Interpretation: The quad screen results should have an interpretation based on the absolute numbers taking into account a number of factors including maternal age, ethnicity, weight at time of collection. There should be a calculated risk on the report. ...Read more
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