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What does an elevated alpha fetoprotein in pregnancy mean?
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology
In brief: Increased tesing
An elevation of the Alpha fetoprotein test should alert your doctor that there may be an increased risk of genetic abnormalities such as down's syndrome in the baby.
Pregnant women are offered a more detailed ultrasound test looking for signs of genetic problems & are usually offered an amniocentesis which lets you know the chromosomes of the baby. Down's is also known as trisomy 21.

In brief: Increased tesing
An elevation of the Alpha fetoprotein test should alert your doctor that there may be an increased risk of genetic abnormalities such as down's syndrome in the baby.
Pregnant women are offered a more detailed ultrasound test looking for signs of genetic problems & are usually offered an amniocentesis which lets you know the chromosomes of the baby. Down's is also known as trisomy 21.
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