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Also Known as Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (AFP) MSAFP is often part of the triple screen test that assesses whether further diagnostic testing may be needed.

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AFP Test During Pregnancy - Purpose, Procedure & Results

Maternal Serum Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening -- ELEVATED= higher risk for neural tube defect, possible GI issue -- LOWERED= may indicate Down's syndrome

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Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics & Tips

Chorionic Villi Sampling & Alpha-fetoprotein Maternal and Child Health Nursing Mnemonics and Tips:


AFP ( liver disease / cancer ) + CEA ( cancers ) + PSA ( prostate cancer ) test -Alpha Fetoprotein Carcino embryonic Prostate specific antigen #liver disease #liver cancer #cancer #prostate cancer #blood test

Alpha fetoprotein (AFP) is a protein produced by the liver and yolk sac of a developing baby during pregnancy.