maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein


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maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein

Alpha-fetoprotein present in the blood of a pregnant woman. See: alpha-fetoprotein
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An association between low maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein and fetal chromosomal abnormalities.
Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein measurement in antenatal screening for anencephaly and spina bifida in early pregnancy.
Fetal chromosome aneuploidies and maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein levels in first trimester.
Women with an initial maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) sample that's more than 2.
Racial differences in maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening.
Racial difference and biological significance of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein.
What participants understand about a maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening program.
The characteristics of a population of Canadian women offered maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening during pregnancy.
In a retrospective study of nearly 400 patients who had been referred for routine amniocentesis on the basis of maternal age or an abnormal maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein finding, Dr.
Triple-screen biochemical testing also was done in each case, measuring maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein, human chorionic gonadotrophin, and unconjugated estradiol levels.

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