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Test and sample information

This is a searchable database of information about tests offered by Pathology at the Royal Derby Hospital. 

If there are any comments on specific test content please contact john.monaghan@nhs.net .

For further patient information on pathology tests please visit: www.labtestsonline.org.uk

Test
alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)
Sample
Blood
Sample container
Vacutainer / Red / Serum or Vacutainer / Gold / SST
Volume required
5 mL
Reference Ranges
< 5.8 kU/L
Discipline
Biochemistry
Clinical notes
Can be used to diagnose and monitor primary liver and testicular cancers. Please note other conditions can give raised AFP levels. For further information please refer to Tumour Markers.
Turn around time
3 working days
Last modified: 02/08/2017