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  • AFP expression in fetal liver.
  • AFP expression in fetal liver.

SynonymsEdit

AntibodiesEdit

Technical InfoEdit

Staining PatternEdit

Expression in Normal TissuesEdit

Expression in Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

BenignEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining Number of Cases


Intermediate/Uncertain Malignant PotentialEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining Number of Cases


MalignantEdit
Tumor name % Positive Staining Number of Cases
Hepatocellular carcinoma 76%[1] 73/96[1]
Yolk sac (endodermal sinus) tumor

Expression in Non-Neoplastic EntitiesEdit

Pertinent NegativesEdit

This antigen is typically NOT expressed by the following entities:

Practical Uses / PanelsEdit

Common PitfallsEdit

Related Links/Other ResourcesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Am J Surg Pathol. 2002 Aug;26(8):978-88.

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