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.
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.