AFP - Overview: Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Tumor Marker, Serum

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: AFP    
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Tumor Marker, Serum

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

The follow-up management of patients undergoing cancer therapy, especially for testicular and ovarian tumors and for hepatocellular carcinoma


Often used in conjunction with human chorionic gonadotropin(2)

Special Instructions and Forms Library of PDFs including pertinent information and consent forms, specimen collection and preparation information, test algorithms, and other information pertinent to test.

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunoenzymatic Assay

NY State Approved Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.


Reporting Name A shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Alpha-Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker, S

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

AFP (Alpha-Fetoprotein)
Alpha Fetoprotein, Tumor Marker (AFP), Serum
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)
Alpha-Fetoprotein Tumor Marker
Fetoprotein, Alpha
Tumor Marker, Alpha Fetoprotein, Serum
AFP Tumor Marker