Kenya Medical Laboratory Tests

Alpha Feto Proteins (Liver) Test in Kenya

Brief Description

it is a blood test that measures the amount of AFP in blood



Patient Preparation

The patient should avoid taking biotin supplements at least 72 to sample collection

Sample Type


Sample volume

1ml with a minimum volume of 0.7ml

Sample collection Container

red top tube or gel barrier tube

Sample collection instructions

transfer separated serum to a plastic transport tube if a red top tube is used.

Sample storage

Store sample at room temperature

Reference range

Highly dependent on the age and sex of the patient

Results Turnaround

within 24 hours of receipt of samples

Diseases / Diagnostic Indicators

elevated serum AFPis associated with nonseminomatous testicular cancer