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Testing in pregnancy showed elevated alpha-fetoprotein. what does it mean?

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Dr. Jacob Tal
Obstetrics and Gynecology 47 years experience
Alpha feto protein: An elevation of Alpha feto protein between 15-18 weeks in pregnancy may be asign of a defect in the forming fetal spine( neural tubr defect). It requires a specialized ultrasound imaging to rule out the above possibility. You must speak with your doctor and seek adequate care.
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