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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 & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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