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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:
It is recommended to use a-FP to monitor neoplastic disease and assess the corresponding treatment mainly in:
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)
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 https://labtestsonline.org
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
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