An Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) test measures the total amount of AFP present in the blood. Generally, this test constitutes the different test parameters of a triple screen or quad screen during the second-trimester pregnancy. Though, this test is as useful for adults who are not pregnant.
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What is meant by an Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Test?
As told earlier, the Alpha-Fetoprotein test is a blood test which measures the amount of AFP inside the blood.
In case of an unborn baby, the yolk sac, the liver and GI tract produce AFP. After that, it circulated via maternal blood and fetal. Regardless of being pregnant, an individual can have some AFP in their blood. An adult having elevated afp levels and is not pregnant women, directly points towards specific liver disease. Normal level for adults is less than 10 ng/ml.
Why is the Alpha-Feto Protein test needed?
An AFP test is usually given as a routine test to expectant mothers during 14th and 22nd weeks of their pregnancy. It’s important to remember the date of attaining pregnancy as the AFP test is most accurate between the 16th and 18th weeks.
AFP test is generally bundled in Quad Screen. This screening test tests your blood level as well.
human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG)
Estriol (a hormone produced by baby’s liver and the placenta )
inhibin A (a hormone produced by the placenta)
With the help of the Quad screen reposts, the going to be mother’s age, and her ethnicity, a medical practitioner, determines an unborn baby for any genetic defect.
A woman with a family history of genetically inherited diseases is highly recommended to go for an AFP test before giving birth to her child.
A woman with listed below factors are recommended for an Alpha-Fetoprotein test.
- If she used drugs or harmful medications during their pregnancies
- Having a family history of birth defects
A woman, if not pregnant should also go for an AFP test. It determines and monitors many liver-related issues. It includes issues like cirrhosis, liver cancer, and hepatitis etc. The test even helps in detecting several other cancers as like
How is an AFP (Alpha-Fetoprotein) test performed?
The test requires a sample of blood. A team of sample collector will collect the blood sample from your registered location.
The Alpha-Fetoprotein AFP test doesn’t require any special preparation.
How to make the payment for the AFP test?
The payment will be collected by the visiting sample collector. You will be liable to pay only the mentioned amount as the total fee. No extra or hidden charge will be asked for.
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- UNITS: IU/ml
- TECHNOLOGY: C.L.I.A
- FASTING TYPE: NON FASTING
- SAMPLE TYPE: SERUM
- VOLUME: 1ml
- NORMAL RANGE: 0.5 – 5.5