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What's alpha-fetoprotein (afp) in amniotic fluid?
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Obstetrics & Gynecology 48 years experience
See below: AFP is a protein produced by the yolk sac and liver of a fetus. Since it is in the plasma of the fetus, it can be found in the blood of the mother.
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