alpha fetoprotein


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Synonyms for alpha fetoprotein

an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)

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The patient's Child Pugh Score was A, and alpha fetoprotein AFP was 9.
7 Studies have shown that seeding of tumor, following interventional procedures, may occur in the presence of risk factors including sub capsular localization of the tumor nodule, a low degree of differentiation, a high alpha fetoprotein level and a tumor diameter >5cm.
Serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) which is one of the tumor markers was found to be increased (10 000 [micro]g/L) and the other tumor markers were found to be normal.
4) Serum alpha fetoprotein levels in JGCT are normal for patient age, a finding which reliably excludes a yolk sac tumor.
The company said the IND application for autologous genetically modified T-cells expressing affinity enhanced T-cell receptors (TCRs) specific for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) will enter trials for locally advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma, the sixth most common cancer worldwide.
The main aim of the present study was to know the role of the alpha fetoprotein in diagnosis of the premature rupture of the membranes.
Patient characteristics and laboratory features of the two patients with cirrhosis and SVR who developed HCC during follow-up Characteristics Case 1 Case 2 Age (years) 64 53 Gender Female Male HCV Genotype Unidentified 3 Previous liver cirrhosis Yes Yes Time after SVR (months) ([dagger]) 64 22 Alpha fetoprotein (ng/mL) 242 4.
The study findings indicate that colchicine prevents or delays the development of HCC independent of factors such as age, platelet count, alpha fetoprotein levels, and transaminase levels.
Sampling of maternal serum for a decreased level of alpha fetoprotein, a test available since the mid-1980s.
The first case was of a 20-year-old woman at 19 weeks' gestation who presented with maternal serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP) elevated by 4.
Results of testing for tumor-associated antigens, such as carcinoembryonic antigen, carcinoma antigen 19-9, prostatic specific antigen, and alpha fetoprotein, were negative.
Women most likely to undergo amniocentesis after a positive expanded alpha fetoprotein (AFP) screen were non-Hispanic, aged 29-36 years, childless or primiparous, with no history of previous pregnancy loss, Kristin M.