Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
Read Now: Expert Opinions on HIV Cure Research
   
Ask the Experts About

Hepatitis and HIV CoinfectionHepatitis and HIV Coinfection
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


AFP
Jun 22, 2008

Under the AFP it says Special Che,istry and next to that is says 4.2 with a small 2above that(squared) then it reads 0.0-10 ng/dL. What does this mean?

Response from Dr. McGovern

AFP is alfa feto protein. It is a test that can be abnormal in patients who may have liver cancer. In patients with cancer the test can be especially high - greater than 300 for example. Yours is rock normal.

AFP can also be modestly abnormal in patients with cirrhosis who do not have liver cancer.

I always order an ultrasound to image the liver when the AFP is abnormal.



Previous
HEP C RISKS
Next
wife has hbsag

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement