This test is used to detect tumors that mark cancers of the liver, testes, and ovaries. AFP is a substance naturally produced by the liver of a fetus. Normally, low levels of AFP can be found in the blood of a pregnant woman. No AFP (or only a very low level) is usually found in the blood of healthy men or healthy, nonpregnant women. AFP is a substance naturally produced by the liver of a fetus.
Recommended for: Detection and monitoring therapy for liver cancer, testicular cancer, germ cell tumors.
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