An alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test can be performed both in males and females. During female pregnancy, the amount of AFP in the blood of a pregnant woman can forecast birth defects such as Down’s syndrome and other congenital problems.
In children, men and non-pregnant women the alpha-fetoprotein test is used to diagnose certain types of cancer including liver, testicle, ovarian, stomach, pancreatic, or renal cell. This test is also used in the diagnose of lymphoma, brain tumors and Hodgkin’s disease.
Our Alpha Feto Protein – Material tests are performed using the latest and most advanced equipment available to test, screen, confirm and quantitate extraneous substances within any blood sample. Our clinical testing support staff provide all additional information necessary to ensure you receive all that you need, whenever you need it. Please note that when ordering test for which medicare or medicaid reimbursement will be sought, physician should only order test that are medically necessary for the diagnosis or treatment of the patient.
The available Alpha Feto Protein – Material tests include:
- AFP – SST
- AFP Triple Screen – SST
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