alpha fetoprotein

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Noun1.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)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)
fetoprotein, foetoprotein - any of several antigens that occur naturally in the fetus and sometimes in adults with cancer
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1 occurred in 2 of 8 evaluable patients and a reduction of 50% or greater in alpha fetoprotein concentration occurred in 3 of 8 evaluable patients.
Now, patients diagnosed with cirrhosis are followed up every 6 months with ultrasonogram and serum alpha fetoprotein for the early detection and treatment of HCC.
In 2014, the patient came to our hospital with a palpable, painless mass in the right upper quadrant; liver function tests and level of alpha fetoprotein were normal, and abdominal tomography showed a highly vascularized mass of 10x7x12 cm with irregular contours located in thoracic-abdominal wall at the left lobe of liver, segment 4, with multiple lesions of 2 cm in size adjacent to this lesion in the intra-abdominal and sub-hepatic regions on the right side (Fig.
The preoperative alpha fetoprotein level was found to be increased.
2) Pathologically, the tumor contains mucin-containing follicles lined by granulosa cells which stain positive for inhibin-alpha and negative for alpha fetoprotein.
Adaptimmune Therapeutics (NasdaqGS:ADAP) stated on Thursday that its investigational new drug (IND) application for its enhanced T-cell receptors (TCRs) specific for alpha fetoprotein (AFP) for treating locally advanced or metastatic hepatocellular carcinoma has been filed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Contract awarded for tests cortisol, parathyroid hormone / parathyroid hormone (pth), alpha fetoprotein (afp)
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.
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.