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Alpha fetoprotein - series—Procedure

Procedure

Overview

The alpha-fetoprotein test is performed on a specimen obtained via a blood draw.

Review Date 10/20/2017

Updated by: John D. Jacobson, MD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda Center for Fertility, Loma Linda, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.