is projected to remain sought-after for liver cancer diagnostics over the forecast period.
We included subjects who had serum AFP test
result before treatment, leaving 319 patients for analysis.
Outside of pregnancy, the AFP test
is used to detect liver disease, certain cancers, and to monitor the progress of any cancer treatment.
However, national health insurance covers only one AFP test
, which is not satisfactory for testing time-trends of a patient's AFP level.
"The AFP test
induces anxiety--for every 10,000 women who screen positive, only 3 will have a baby with spina bifida," Dr.
Approximately 80% of patients with HCC will have concentrations above the reference interval (1), but modestly increased AFP (10-500 [micro]g/L) may also be detected in nonmalignant chronic liver disease (CLD), leading to a decrease in the specificity of the AFP test
for HCC (1).
Frields testified that he talked to Nathaniel's mother about having an ultrasound and her AFP test
done in two weeks.
All subjects included in the study had at least a 1 in 190 chance of having a baby with Down syndrome, based on the cutoff for a positive AFP test
set by the state of California.
The combination of the MSP assay with the AFP test
further improved the rate of HCC detection to 62% (28 of 45).
is estimated to remain preferred for liver cancer diagnostics in the global market.
kits based upon familiar RIA and EIA techniques are available from several manufacturers.
Dr Ashique Ali Jokhio representative of Anti Polio campaign in Larkana told media men that 17 AFP tests
were carried out from January 2012 to June 2012 in Institute