alpha-fetoprotein kit

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alpha-fetoprotein kit

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AFP test

A monoclonal antibody test for the presence of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in vaginal secretions, used in cases of suspected premature rupture of membranes. In healthy pregnancies AFP is detectable in the amniotic fluid but is present only in very low concentrations in vaginal secretions. If there is leakage of amniotic fluid into the vagina as a result of premature rupture of membranes, AFP levels in the vagina rise significantly.
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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.
Frields testified that he talked to Nathaniel's mother about having an ultrasound and her AFP test done in two weeks.
The combination of the MSP assay with the AFP test further improved the rate of HCC detection to 62% (28 of 45).
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.
AFP test 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