AFPSF - Overview: Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Spinal Fluid

Test Catalog

Test Name

Test ID: AFPSF    
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Spinal Fluid

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

An adjunct in the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) germinomas and meningeal carcinomatosis


Evaluating germ-cell tumors, including testicular cancer metastatic to the CNS in conjunction with beta-human chorionic gonadotropin measurement(1)


An adjunct in distinguishing between suprasellar dysgerminomas and craniopharyngiomas


A supplement to cerebrospinal fluid cytologic analysis

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/abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test; an abbreviated test name

Alpha-Fetoprotein, CSF

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

AFP (Alpha-Fetoprotein)
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)
Fetoprotein, Alpha
Tumor Markers