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A 41-year-old member asked:

My prenatal screening results indicate i have afd. what does that mean?

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Afp: If you mean AFP, thrn low ago is associated with higher risk for Down syndrome. Your OB might do triple screening to confirm

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A 50-year-old member asked:

What do you suggest if my prenatal screening results indicate at I have afd what is this?

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Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
? afd: Do you mean AFP? It can be elevated in neural tube defects ( like spina bifida). Many factors can increase an AFP ( like diabetes, race & weight). It's just a screening tool. It doesn't diagnose anything. Your OB will follow your pregnancy closely. I see healthy babies with mom's will elevated AFP all the time. Follow your OB's recommendations. He/she knows you and your baby. Best wishes.

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