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Cancer α Fetoprotein aFP

Cancer a Fetoprotein AFP is a test that belongs to the markers of neoplasia. These substances at some level are produced by normal body cells. When "new" cells appear, then their most intense metabolism produces these substances at increased levels.

Young cells can be a result of:

  1. tissue regeneration after some destruction - inflammation
  2. development of new pathologically differentiated tissue or non-pathologically differentiated tissue

It is recommended to use a-FP to monitor neoplastic disease and assess the corresponding treatment mainly in:

  1. Liver
  2. bullocks

The index can additionally be used in the same way in neoplasms:


This test is not included in a check-up - screening

For adults (18-65 years old) the indicative values are: < 5 μg/L

Increased a-FP values may be found in non-cancerous diseases

liver diseases (hepatitis)

Simple blood collection happens at any time of the day (7.30-19.30)

  1. The result is available the next working day.
  2. Possibility of urgent response in about 1 hour

Privately, the cost of an individual examination (each transaminase separately) is 15 euros*.

The examination is prescribed at the EOPYY**, with the participation of the examinee as defined in the referral (15%, unless otherwise stated)

*A 25% discount applies when participating in Check Up

**In our center we have doctors with the right to prescribe EOPYY prescriptions

Information selected - indicative with sources: Interpretation of Diagnostic Tests - J.Wallach and

The choice and explanation of the use of the analysis is the exclusive responsibility of your doctor

Edited by : Ioannis Grattisia Head of Laboratory / MSc Clinical Biochemistry - Molecular Biology

April 2019

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