α-Fetoprotein (AFP), Tumor Marker
The most widely used blood test for liver cancer is a test for alpha-fetoprotein (AFP), which is a protein normally made by the liver cells in a fetus. Infants have high levels of AFP which generally fall to normal adult levels in the first year of life. In pregnant women high levels of AFP may indicate congenital problems with the baby. In others, AFP in the blood can indicate certain types of cancer, especially cancer of the liver, testicles, ovaries, stomach, or pancreas. Elevated levels of AFP may also be found with renal cell cancer, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease, and brain tumors.
1. Purchase Tests
Choose the test you want (be sure to pick the laboratory you want to use).
Pay by credit card or PayPal®.
You pay directly and we do not bill your insurance.
(Note: to preserve lowest possible per test pricing, a single $10.00 lab fee is applied to one or more blood tests. You will not incur any additional charges at the lab.)
2. Visit a Lab
After purchasing your testing you will receive an email with your lab requisition. Bring this form to the laboratory.
NOTE: Be sure to visit the appropriate laboratory!
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If you choose Quest Diagnostics only visit a Quest location!
No appointment is needed, but making one can minimize your wait time.
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If you have selected the option to have an At Home Test Kit delivered to you, you will receive your test kit in the mail within 5 to 7 business days. (Not all tests are available as At Home Test Kits.)
3. Get Results
We’ll email you when your results are ready. Sign into your account to view and download your result reports.
Certain result values may prompt a phone call from our ordering provider to ensure the patient is aware of their result.