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Alpha fetoprotein - series




Normal AFP levels for men for for non-pregnant women are less than 300 nanograms per milliliter.

Greater-than-normal levels of AFP in men and non-pregnant women may indicate:

  • cancer in testes, ovaries, biliary (liver secretion) tract, stomach, or pancreas
  • cirrhosis of the liver
  • liver cancer
  • malignant teratoma
  • recovery from hepatitis

During pregnancy, increased levels of AFP may indicate:

  • Fetal defects.
  • Spina bifida.
  • Anencephaly.
  • Omphalocele.
  • Tetralogy of Fallot.
  • Duodenal atresia.
  • Turner's syndrome.
  • Intrauterine death.

Update Date 9/30/2013