fetoprotein


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Synonyms for fetoprotein

any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer

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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.
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.
Conclusion: Serum Alfa fetoprotein levels were a useful tool for the detection of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis C virus patients.
Conservative management was given to patients with lesions smaller than 5cm in size, simple cyst, asymptomatic cyst, cysts decreasing in size on followup scan, unequivocal ovarian origin, [alpha] fetoprotein and [beta]-HCG within normal limits.
Results of testing for tumor-associated antigens, such as carcinoembryonic antigen, carcinoma antigen 19-9, prostatic specific antigen, and alpha fetoprotein, were negative.
The test involves measuring the amount of one or all three substances signifying pregnancy, such as alpha fetoprotein, in blood taken from a pregnant woman to determine the risk of giving birth to a fetus with Down's syndrome and other congenital birth defects.
With the widespread use of testing a mother's blood for increased levels of alpha fetoprotein, now doctors can determine if a fetus suffers from spina bifida.
Sample for Alpha-foetoprotein (AFP) estimation was collected by instilling 5 ml of distilled water into vagina, irrespective of pooling of amniotic fluid and sent to the biochemistry lab for the analysis and for the estimation of alpha fetoprotein by using Electroluminescence enzyme immunoassay method.
Liver transplantation should be offered to patients with small solitary hepatocellular carcinoma and a positive serum alpha fetoprotein rather thanresection.
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.
An English study found that measuring human chorionic gonadotrophin was a much better test for detecting the presence of Down's syndrome than methods currently used -- measuring unconjugated estriol and alpha fetoprotein.
PreeclampsiaScreen T1 is administered during the first trimester of pregnancy through a simple blood test to detect three biochemical markers in the mother's blood, namely pregnancy-associated plasma protein-A, placental growth factor and alpha fetoprotein.
The study also emphasizes on the importance of clinical presentation, median age at presentation and evaluation of raised titres of serum alpha fetoprotein levels in hepatoblastoma.
Further imaging showed 11 cm hepatic mass, with normal alpha fetoprotein.