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ALPHA -FETOPROTEIN; Causes for increased maternal serum AFP during pregnancy

MAJOR CAUSES- ”TOLD” Testicular tumor Obituary (fetal death) Liver: hepatomas Defects (neural tube defects) ”Increased Maternal Serum Alpha Feto Protein”: Intestinal obstruction Multiple gestation/ Miscalculation of gestational age/ Myeloschisis Spina bifida cystica Anencephaly/ Abdominal wall defect Fetal death Placental abruption

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CVS and amniocentesis:

when to be performed? Chorionic” has 9 letters and Chorionic villus sampling performed at 9 weeks gestation.“AlphaFetoProtein” has 16 letters and it’s measured at 16 weeks gestation.

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