Tag: alpha-fetoprotein

  • Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)

    Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)

    Indications: The alpha-fetoprotein assay is useful for detecting and monitoring especially the therapeutic development of primary liver cancer (carcinoma hépathocellulaires). Principre: This glycoprotein produced by the liver is the main protein of fetal serum; it happens physiologically in maternal blood;it is normally absent in adults. Technique: Sampling 5 mL of blood in a dry tube.…

  • Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)

    Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP)

    The alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) is a protein of fetal serum (hence its name) that slowly disappears after birth, replaced with albumin, and is then presented to trace. His reappearance in children or adults is observed in cancers of the liver and testis. During pregnancy it is found in maternal blood with a significant concentration up to…