Patient Comments: Alpha-Fetoprotein Blood Test - Experience


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Comment from: Mara, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 10

My husband was placed on the liver transplant list when they did the alpha-fetoprotein blood test on him and his result was 206,000. Now after two months on Opdivo it has dropped to 46,000 level. My concern is I have not seen any results even coming close to his lowest number. I don't know what I can reference these levels to.

Comment from: Jemjem74, 55-64 Male (Caregiver) Published: April 09

My uncle who currently is dealing with cirrhosis had a high alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) during his last hospital stay. Last Friday more blood work was done and the APF is even higher. This week we have a scheduled bone scan, MRI and CT. Pretty certain it is liver cancer.

Comment from: Sor, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: January 11

My alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) blood test result is 18ng/ml, I wonder if it is risky. I am a premature baby, I am not sure if my reading is normal at my age. I went for ultrasound and CT scan and even operation, lab test shows nothing of cancer. But my AFP blood test remain the same as 18 in October 18 and also 18 in January 19.

Comment from: Nini, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 29

I have stage 4 cirrhosis and sarcoidosis diagnosed last year. My alpha-fetoprotein is at 2.4, I am not sure if this is good or bad.

Comment from: Vinod , 65-74 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 22

We have done alpha-fetoprotein blood test for our friend. The result is 7.49 ng/ml. I don't know if it is good or a risk for the patient.

Comment from: Franny, 45-54 (Caregiver) Published: May 24

My alpha-fetoprotein level is 4.7 and I want to raise it so I can donate plasma.

Comment from: Bunna Trou, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: August 07

I have had an alpha-fetoprotein blood test and got a result of 12.79ng/ml.


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