AFP (Alpha-Fetoprotein) Test

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This two-page handout educates pregnant women about the Alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) test, a prenatal test to check for birth defects. It explains that AFP is a protein made by the baby during pregnancy, and clarifies that it can only test for some birth defects. The document outlines what the test results mean, and recommends talking with your healthcare provider about the test.

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Keywords:
Diagnostic tests, routine, Female, Health Personnel, Pregnancy, Women's Health
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
5/1/2009
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