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Alpha Fetoprotein

Alternate Names : AFP

Alpha Fetoprotein | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

For pregnancy screening, the AFP test is best done during the 16th week of pregnancy. The healthcare provider will estimate the age of the fetus prior to the test.

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Alpha Fetoprotein: Overview & Description


Alpha Fetoprotein: Results and Values

Author: Adam Brochert, MD
Reviewer: Carlos Herrera, MD
Date Reviewed: 05/30/01

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