an analysis performed during pregnancy which samples the blood of a patient and examines it to determine if alpha-fetoprotein exists in the bloodstream or not. If results indicate a degree of this protein which is above or below the appropriate levels, it signals a possible problem with the developing child

ALPHA-FETOPROTEIN TEST: “It was recommended that Erica participate in an Alpha-fetoprotein test since she was pregnant and over the age of 35.”
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