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I had an amniotic fluid test which showed a high concentration of alpha-fetoprotein. what does this mean?

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Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics and Gynecology 9 years experience
AFP in amniotic fl: If an amniocentesis is performed and AFP is detectedin the amniotic fluid, this means that the fetus has an open neural tube defect or an abdominal wall defect. Sonographic evaluation needs to confirm the abnormality.

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