Concentration of liver cancer marker AFP in ill adult

Value 500 ng/ml
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Lausted CG, Hu Z, Hood LE. Quantitative serum proteomics from surface plasmon resonance imaging. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2008 Aug 3. [Epub ahead of print]- link pp. 8 PubMed ID18678562
Primary Source Fujiyama S, Tanaka M, Maeda S, Ashihara H, Hirata R, Tomita K. Tumor markers in early diagnosis, follow-up and management of patients with hepatocellular carcinoma. Oncology. 200262 Suppl 1:57-63.PubMed ID11868787
Method A high-throughput, label-free method for analyzing serum using Surface Plasmon Resonance (SPR) imaging of antibody microarrays.
Comments Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) is a protein normally produced by immature liver cells in the fetus. Levels fall below 10 ng/ml by one year of age. In adults, levels about 500 ng/mL are only seen in hepatic cell carcinoma (HCC), metastatic liver cancer, and germ cell tumors[
Entered by Uri M
ID 102315