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What can cause low afp (alpha fetoprotein) levels in a pregnant woman?

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Dr. Douglas Lawson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Low AFP: Low AFP is associated with Down's syndrome, but some women do have a low AFP that is unexplained. At 39 you should have already been offered a level 2 ultrasound and genetic testing. If you don't feel comfortable with having an amniocentesis, a cell free dNA test can be done through your blood.
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