- Tech Only CPT 88342.TC
- Tech Pro CPT
- PowerPath Code AFP
- Schedule Monday - Friday
- Turn Around Time Within 1-2 business days of receipt
- Methodology IHC
Formalin-fixed, paraffin embedded tissue block or cell block, or 1 unstained charged slide for each test requested plus 3-4 additional unstained slides cut at 4 microns. Adequate space on each slide for control tissue is required.
AFP is expressed in fetal livers and in some cases of hepatocellular carcinoma, and may be included in a panel of antibodies for the latter diagnosis, including Arginase-1, HepPar1, polyclonal CEA, etc. It may also be used in the setting germ cell tumors for the identification of yolk sac tumors, though newer markers, such as SALL4, OCT3/4, and Glypican 3 may be a better choice than AFP.