Test Catalog

Test ID: AFPSF    
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP), Spinal Fluid

Useful For Suggests clinical disorders or settings where the test may be helpful

An adjunct in the diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) germinomas and meningeal carcinomatosis

 

Evaluating germ-cell tumors, including testicular cancer metastatic to the CNS in conjunction with beta-human chorionic gonadotropin measurement(1)

 

An adjunct in distinguishing between suprasellar dysgerminomas and craniopharyngiomas

 

A supplement to cerebrospinal fluid cytologic analysis

Method Name A short description of the method used to perform the test

Immunoenzymatic Assay

NY State Available Indicates the status of NY State approval and if the test is orderable for NY State clients.

Yes

Reporting Name Lists a shorter or abbreviated version of the Published Name for a test

Alpha-Fetoprotein, CSF

Aliases Lists additional common names for a test, as an aid in searching

AFP (Alpha-Fetoprotein)
Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP)
Fetoprotein, Alpha
Tumor Markers