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Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) Blood Test

Original price £85.00 - Original price £85.00
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£85.00
£85.00 - £85.00
Current price £85.00

Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) is a protein that is made by liver cells and can be used as a screen to test for liver problems.

  • Biomarkers: 1
  • Turnaround: 6 days

Simple and accurate blood test from a laboratory you can speak to.

Step 1. Choose sample collection option

Currently selected option: CLINIC APPOINTMENT

  • Add same or next day appointment during checkout.
  • Rapid results - no waiting for the kit, no finger pricking, no posting the sample back.
  • Blood collection from your arm by our professional nurses.
  • Single appointment covers all your tests on the day.
  • Clinics in London, Brighton/Hove, Croydon, Guildford, Reigate, Royal Tunbridge Wells and Crawley.

Clinic too far? Get a home kit by selecting "HOME KIT" as sample option, it's the same test.

About the test 

Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) is a protein that is made by liver cells when they are growing and dividing. Unborn babies have high levels of AFP as their liver is developing but levels fall to very low in adulthood. In adults, AFP tends to be used as a screen for liver problems, in particular liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma), or to monitor response to treatment for these conditions.

Like all tests it is not perfect, levels of AFP may be raised in non-cancerous conditions and levels may be normal even if there is a problem. The results of the blood test should be interpreted in conjunction with your symptoms and, even if the test is normal, you should see your doctor with any unexplained abdominal pain, bloating, weight loss, or yellowing of the skin and eyes.

AFP levels are naturally higher in pregnancy, so you should not take this test when you are pregnant unless you are advised to do so by your doctor.

1 Biomarker

  1. BIOMARKER

    - Alpha-Fetoprotein
    - Turnaround time - around 6 working days

Symptoms and tags

Cancer worry