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AFP - Alpha fetoprotein - fluid

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Eurofins Biomnis code

AFPD

Synonyms

  • A-fetoprotein
  • Alpha-fetoprotein

Clinic significance

A glycoprotein synthesized in the fetal liver and yolk sac which can cross the placental barrier. Disappears from the blood of both mother and child within a few weeks of birth. Assay useful in the diagnosis and monitoring of hepatocellular carcinoma and testicular cancer. Also used for the determination of neural tube defects and in Downs syndrome

Prenalytics

  • 1 mL
  • Miscellaneous Fluid
  • Refrigerated

Further information

  • ATTENTION: interference possible in patients treated with biotin (vitamin B7, B8 or H) or taking any food supplement containing biotin. Essential to STOP treatment 8 days before taking the sample.

Methodology

Electrochemiluminescence

Turnaround time

2 days


Pathologist(s) in charge
Biomnis Paris
Specialty
Biochemistry
Contact(s)
Dr Yanis BOUAMRA
Dr Jean Marc VANDERNOTTE
Phone(s)
+331 49 59 17 20
+331 49 59 63 01

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