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  • Alpha-Fetoprotein Non Maternal (AFP Tumor Marker)

Alpha-Fetoprotein Non Maternal (AFP Tumor Marker)

Tube Type

Test ID   LAB559
CPT Code(s)   82105
Group/Individual Test   Individual
Laboratory   Core Lab
Tube Station   30 
Specimen Routine: 4 mL blood/serum separator/gold top blood collection tube; see important Comments
  Micro: 600 ul blood pediatric serum microcollection device
Availability Routine: 24 hrs/day
Turnaround Time  
Reference Range  
Adult: <8.0 ng/mL = normal
Infant: Varies with age
 Comments    Elevated AFP is associated with certain tumors. AFP levels are also used to monitor suspected hepatic dysfunction, newborn tyrosinemia, and other diseases.

Reviewed by Christopher Parker on May 31, 2019

Note: Reference ranges provided on this web site are for guidance only, and may not reflect the most recent changes. Refer to laboratory reports for current reference data.

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McLendon Clinical Laboratories
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Chapel Hill, NC 27514