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AFP (Alpha Feto Protein),Serum Test

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Test Name :

AFP (Alpha Feto Protein),Serum Test

Sample Type :

Blood

Gender :

Both

Age group :

All Age Groups

Report Timeline :

Within 24hrs

Pre-test Instruction :

No specific preparation required

This Test Includes :

1 Tests

Price :

₹ 900

AFP (Alpha Feto Protein),Serum Test Includes:
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Description
- The Alpha Fetoprotein Test is a blood test mainly used to measure the level of alpha-fetoprotein in a pregnant female’s bloodstream. Performed between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy, the AFP Test helps determine the fetus' risk for having certain genetic problems and birth defects. In males and non-pregnant females, the AFP levels can also help diagnose certain types of cancer, and this test is known as the AFP tumor marker test. At Max Lab, one can book an AFP test at a reasonab ....Read More

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- The Alpha Fetoprotein Test is a blood test mainly used to measure the level of alpha-fetoprotein in a pregnant female’s bloodstream. Performed between 15 and 20 weeks of pregnancy, the AFP Test helps determine the fetus' risk for having certain genetic problems and birth defects. In males and non-pregnant females, the AFP levels can also help diagnose certain types of cancer, and this test is known as the AFP tumor marker test. At Max Lab, one can book an AFP test at a reasonab ....Read More

About AFP (Alpha Feto Protein),Serum Test

The Alpha Fetoprotein Test is a blood test mainly used to measure the level of alpha-fetoprotein in a pregnant female’s bloodstream. When is the AFP Test Prescribed? For every pregnant fem
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

The AFP test is a blood test that measures the level of alpha-fetoprotein in the blood. Alpha-fetoprotein is a protein that is produced by the liver of a developing fetus.

There are a few different diseases that can be diagnosed with an AFP test. One is ovarian cancer. This type of cancer is typically found in women over the age of 40. Other diseases that can be diagnosed with an AFP test include stomach cancer, pancreatic cancer, and liver cancer.

If you are pregnant or thinking about becoming pregnant, you should talk to your doctor about the AFP test. This test is usually done between the 15th and 20th weeks of pregnancy.

The normal range for the AFP Test is 0.5 to 40 ng/mL (nanograms per milliliter).

There are a few things you can do to lower your AFP test level.

-  First, try to lead a healthy lifestyle by eating a balanced diet and exercising regularly. You should also avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.

- If you are overweight, losing weight can help lower your AFP test level.

- Additionally, you can talk to your doctor about taking medication to lower your AFP test level.

Yes, the AFP test is safe. There is no radiation involved in this test, so there is no risk of exposure to harmful levels of radiation.

Before having the AFP test, you should:

- Talk to your doctor or midwife about whether the test is right for you.

- Make sure you understand what the test can and cannot tell you.

- Be aware that there is a small risk of miscarriage associated with the AFP test. This risk is highest if the test is done before the 16th week of pregnancy.

No, fasting is not required for the AFP test. However, you should avoid eating or drinking for at least 30 minutes prior to the test.

Yes, home sample collection is available for the AFP test. One can simply opt for home collection while booking a test through Max Lab.

AFP Test Normal Range Sample Adult Normal Range
Serum/ Plasma Male 0 – 9 ng/mL
Female (Non-Pregnent) 0 – 9 ng/mL
Female (During Pregnancy)
15 weeks  31.1 ng/mL
16 weeks  36 ng/mL
17 weeks  41.6 ng/mL
18 weeks  48.1 ng/mL
19 weeks  55.7 ng/mL
20 weeks 64.4 ng/mL

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