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 tumor marker for the Hepatocellular Carcinoma is the serum Alpha Fetoprotein (AFP).
"We currently test for liver cancer using ultrasound and a blood protein marker called alpha fetoprotein," says John Kisiel, MD, a gastroenterologist at Mayo Clinic.
On follow up at the age of 1.5 months, alpha fetoprotein was 224.1 ng/mL (reference value <7 ng/mL).
Williams, "Prognostic value of serum alpha fetoprotein in fulminant hepatic failure including patients treated by charcoal haemoperfusion," Gut, vol.
Seeding of tumor may occur at a rate of 2.29% biopsy with percutaneous ethanol injection, 1.4% alone liver biopsy, 0.95% radiofrequency ablation with biopsy, and 0.61% radiofrequency ablation without biopsy.6 However, in the other study reported that this incidence was 0.14%.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.8
Alpha fetoprotein, beta chorionic gonodatropine and lactate dehydrogenase are used as testicular tumor markers (10).
(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.
Serum alpha fetoprotein (AFP), beta human chorionic gonadotropin ([beta]-HCG) and lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) levels were normal.
Ultrasonography and colour Doppler study for the diagnosis of site of placentation along with maternal serum alpha fetoprotein measurement in doubtful cases of placenta accreta seems to benecessary as early diagnosis renders conservative treatment possible.
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 4.4 multiples of the median (MOM).
Results of testing for tumor-associated antigens, such as carcinoembryonic antigen, carcinoma antigen 19-9, prostatic specific antigen, and alpha fetoprotein, were negative.