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APAFP
ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (AFP) IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN

Test Code APAFP 
Test ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN (AFP) IMMUNOHISTOCHEMISTRY STAIN 
Description Alpha-fetoprotein is seen in hepatocytes of fetal liver and hepatoma. It can be demonstrated in yolk sac carcinomas of gonadal and extragonadal sites and in hepatic malignancies. AFP positivity is useful in distinguishing embryonal carcinoma and endodermal sinus tumors from other germ cell tumors which are AFP negative.

NOTE: This test is usually ordered in conjunction with a pathology consultation. The pathology professional component will be billed separately by the consulting pathologist. 

Specimen Formalin-fixed or paraffin-embedded tissue specimen. 
Reference Values An interpretive report will be issued. 
Analytic Time 2 Days 
Day(s) Test Set Up Monday through Friday 
CPT Code(s) 88342