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What is a normal tumor marker AFP test in a hep c patient?

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Dr. Raymundo Romero
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In brief: No specific level

AFP is used in the surveillance for liver cancer in patients with liver cirrhosis irrespective of cause.
Its done every 6 months along with ultrasound of the liver. A normal range is less than 10. A level greater than 10 does not mean that there is liver cancer especially in persons with liver disease, that is why serial measurements are done. A liver mass plus elevated AFP is more concerning.

In brief: No specific level

AFP is used in the surveillance for liver cancer in patients with liver cirrhosis irrespective of cause.
Its done every 6 months along with ultrasound of the liver. A normal range is less than 10. A level greater than 10 does not mean that there is liver cancer especially in persons with liver disease, that is why serial measurements are done. A liver mass plus elevated AFP is more concerning.
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