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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
I had an amniotic fluid test which showed a high concentration of alpha-fetoprotein. What does this mean?
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
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
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
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
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