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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Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening for fetal Down syndrome in the United States: results of a survey.
Racial differences in maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein screening.
Racial difference and biological significance of maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO -- Permitting select women with an elevated maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein sample to undergo repeat testing can significantly reduce the false-positive rate for detection of neural tube defects.
Women with an initial maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) sample that's more than 2.

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