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Private Blood Tests London at The Scan Clinic

Testicular Cancer Blood Test

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Biomarkers Included with the Testicular Cancer Blood Test blood test

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Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) 

Beta HCG Tumour Marker

About the Testicular Cancer Blood Test blood test

Why choose us?

We are a multi award winning clinic based in London, with awards from Whatclinic clinic of the year, GHP outstanding patient care and LUX best private ultrasound provider to name a few. Our clinical lead Mr. Usman is well known and respected in the industry and has been featured in the Huffington Post and performed scans live on ITV.

We pride ourselves on providing the best quality service we can which is why we are trusted by GP's, doctors, physiotherapists, midwives and many other healthcare professionals.

Our mission of better quality healthcare for everyone is at the heart of everything we do and drives us to do the best we can for each and every patient that we see. Our team of experts have years of experience and are fully registered and regulated meaning you are in safe hands with us.

Biomarker information for Testicular Cancer Blood Test blood test

This blood test includes the biomarkers shown below along with information about each biomarker.
Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP) 

Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) is a marker used to detect and diagnose certain cancers and liver diseases. AFP blood testing may also be performed during pregnancy to determine a baby’s risk for a congenital disability or genetic disorder.

AFP is an albumin-like glycoprotein which performs similar functions to albumin in foetal circulation. It is initially produced by the yolk sac, but by 13 weeks of gestation the foetal liver is the main source. After birth, levels in the infant decline rapidly during the first year and reach a low basal range by the end of the second year. These low levels of between 0 and 10 IU/mL are maintained throughout normal adult life.

Elevation of serum AFP may also occur in many patients suffering from primary hepatocellular carcinoma, non-seminomatous testicular cancer and endodermal tumours of the ovary. Elevated levels have also been found in non-malignant diseases such as liver cirrhosis and viral hepatitis.

The most important application of AFP testing in cancer management is for testicular cancer. Although not present in pure seminoma, elevated serum AFP is closely associated with non-seminomatous testicular cancer. The measurement of AFP in serum, in conjunction with serum hCG is an established regimen for monitoring patients with non-seminomatous testicular cancer. The growth rate of progressive cancer can be monitored by serially measuring serum AFP concentration over time.

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Beta HCG Tumour Marker

Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a glycoprotein hormone, made up of an alpha and beta subunit, that is produced by the placenta and normally is only measurable during pregnancy. Some abnormal tissues and cancers, however, may also produce hCG, making the hCG test useful as a tumour marker in certain people, for example if a suspicious lesion is diagnosed on a scan. The markers is used to help diagnose or monitor gestational trophoblastic disease or germ cell testicular tumours.

HCG can be secreted by abnormal germ cell, placental or embryonal tissues especially seminomatous and non-seminomatous testicular tumours (NSGCT), ovarian germ cell tumours, gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD – hydatiform mole and choriocarcinoma) and benign or malignant non-testicular teratomas.

HCG is most appropriately used in monitoring disease progression or effectiveness of treatment once diagnosis of the tumour has been made and serum concentrations have been shown to be high prior to treatment.

As with most tumour markers there is a high incidence of false positive and false negative results.

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What does the Testicular Cancer Blood Test blood test involve?

This blood test is just like a standard blood test.

You will be asked to uncover you left or right arm and suitable vein is found. A tourniquet will be placed and tightened around your upper arm allowing the veins to swell and a needle will be placed into your vein. A small quantity of blood is then drawn into tubes. Once the procedure is complete a small plaster will be placed onto the site which can be removed after a few hours.

How do I prepare

  • The blood test requires access to the area of interest, therefore, it is recommended to wear loose clothing to facilitate this process.
  • No specific preparation is required for this scan.

Our Reviews

HCT iBusHCT iBus
11:46 02 Dec 23
A great service that delivers in a clean and friendly safe environment that delivered exactly what... we needed for our peace of mind. Really expert information and friendly service from start to finish. Will recommend to all friends and family.read more
Candice UghaonuCandice Ughaonu
11:28 03 Oct 23
Great team and the Doctor was super friendly, very detailed and reassuring. He answered all my... questions and concerns. I left feeling much better. I have used them many times and will use again if required in future. Definitely recommend!read more
Gemma KGemma K
11:39 22 Jul 23
I came here for my first child’s gender reveal 3 years ago and the treatment hasn’t changed. The... service is still amazing, the doctors and staff were so welcoming and kind. The doctor took his time to explain the scan to me and checking the baby. The facility is very soothing and relaxing. What an amazing team. May God bless themread more
OYRAM UDAROYRAM UDAR
15:18 12 Jul 23
I recommend this clinic from my heart , the doctor and assistent was so kind and they make me feel... very confortable while on the procedure , nothing to complain, everything perfect . I will go to this clinic again if i will need it for sure .read more
Violeta GugleaVioleta Guglea
17:16 17 Jun 23
I have used the this clinic at the recommendation of my friend who had a positive experience. I... have used this clinic looking for reassurance before my gallbladder removal operation. The appointment was quickly booked for the next day to suit my needs. The scan was performed by a very well spoken, professional person. The whole experience was very positive, as expected from a private clinic. From the experience I have had, I can highly recommend this clinic.read more
aditya gandhiaditya gandhi
16:08 12 Nov 22
Today me & my wife had 2nd visit of scan clinic. I must say our both visit of scan clinic are much... satisfactory. We were welcomed by miss Zeenat. She was very polite and professional throughout. Scan performed very well & explained as well. Scan clinic deserves thumbs up.read more
ruth raeruth rae
15:21 07 Sep 22
I booked an early scan here and I had a great experience. All the staff were amazing and friendly.... The Sonographer was great, really made me feel at ease. I would highly recommend this clinic.read more
Tiziana MonnoTiziana Monno
08:10 18 Aug 22
Beautiful experience! I was 31 weeks pregnant and a little worried about my little girl's position.... I was so patiently confirmed by the doctor and informed us of the growth. My partner and I were more than satisfied. Professionalism and kindness they made me feel comfortable.read more
Lina ZhangLina Zhang
10:55 16 Aug 22
I've been to this clinic 4 times over the past 7 years for both pregnancy scans and health scans.... What sterling services they consistently provide! Booking is always easy either online or over the phone, minimum waiting time, and calming environment. What's most impressive is that Mr Usman always explained the scan results thoroughly in a calm and professional way on site and in a report, and quickly spotted issues that both my hospital scan and community clinic scan completely missed (the sonographer at the hospital even asked where I did my scan as she was impressed)! This helped me eventually get timely referral and free from lots of stress. I always feel being well looked after by the team and will wholehearted recommend them to anyone who is looking for efficient, caring and professional help.read more
sannndra Ruizsannndra Ruiz
09:25 06 Aug 22
Great treatment, it's the second time we've been here and we plan to repeat the whole pregnancy.... They revealed the gender of the baby in week 16 and the doctor is super careful and delicate, a 10 out of 10.read more
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Important Notes

  • We will require details of your GP / Health Care Professional, which may be requested before or at the time of the scan.
  • Blood results require interpretation. All results should be interpreted by your regular health care professional / GP.

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