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My blood level of alpha fetoprotein is 29. What does this mean?

My blood level of alpha fetoprotein is 29. What does this mean?

AFP=29: Normal range for AFP in 15-18-week-pregnant female is 10-150 ng/ml or mcg/l; normal range in non-pregnant female is 0-40 ng/ml or mcg/l. See chart for interpretation of high or low values (yours is in normal range). ...Read more

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What are alpha-fetoprotein tests in pregnancy for?

What are alpha-fetoprotein tests in pregnancy for?

Screening: There are now four tests (quadruple screening) looking for the risks of down's syndrome, trisomy 18 (lethal for babies) as well as neural tube defects such as spina bifida, meningomyelocele and hydrocephalus. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Whats the test for alpha-fetoprotein estriol human chronic gonadotropin inhibin a ?

Quad Screen: This non-invasive prenatal screening blood (serum) test is done around 12 weeks gestation to see if the fetus may have down's syndrome (trisomy 21) or trisomy 18. It is often combined with a transvaginal ultrasound for better accuracy. This test is not diagnostic. If the screening test is worrisome, then an amniocentesis is usually recommended. ...Read more

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What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

What is the test for: alpha-fetoprotein, estriol. Human chronic gonadotropin, inhibin a ?

QUAD screen.: Historically performed between 16-20 weeks, the maternal serum quadruple screen (quad) is likely to fall by the wayside now that cell-free fetal dna can actually be tested from the maternal blood (maternit21 and others). Quad is a screening - not diagnostic - test. ...Read more

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Afp blood test done at 15 weeks was 1.3 mom -- is this normal?

Afp blood test done at 15 weeks was 1.3 mom -- is this normal?

Yes: An AFP at 15 weeks that was 1.3 mom is normal. An abnormal AFP is when it is >2.5 mom. No worries! ...Read more

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My testicle is hard , however the blood test AFP came back negative , what can cause he testicle to be hard ?

My testicle is hard , however the blood test AFP came back negative , what can cause he testicle to be hard ?

Tumor: Since you had AFP checked,I assume you are seeing a doctor.AFP is found in blood of a patient with non-seminomatous tumors but never in a patient with a seminoma(which is a testicular tumor). It is present in about 75% of patients with teratocarcinoma,embryonal cell cancer and yolk cell cancer. There is no space for more details but PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ARE SEEING A UROLOGIST.Best of luck. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for abnormal AFP & harmony blood test?

Possible reasons for abnormal AFP & harmony blood test?

Need clarification: If you mean AFP and hormone tests, these are usually done as screening tests to detect fetal abnormalities, such as open neural tube defect and Down syndrome. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how much the AFP blood test will cost?

Does anyone know how much the AFP blood test will cost?

About 75.00.: Apparently, the cost of a maternal serum alphafetoprotein test can be roughly 75.00. The tumor marker test of this is about 114.00, but costs can be up to 499.00, or as low as 79.00.. ...Read more