Maternal Serum AFP

The Maternal Serum AFP test contains 1 test with 20 biomarkers.

Maternal serum alpha-fetoprotein (MSAFP) is used for prenatal screening of open neural tube defects (ONTD). MSAFP screening detects 88% of anencephaly and 79% of open spina bifida with a 3% false positive rate. Normal results do not ensure birth of a normal infant. In addition, 2-3% of newborns have some type of physical or mental defect, many of which may be undetectable with current prenatal diagnostic procedures.

The following is a list of what is included in the item above. Click the test(s) below to view what biomarkers are measured along with an explanation of what the biomarker is measuring.

Risk For Ontd

Maternal Weight

Mother's Ethnic Origin

Insulin Depend Diabetic

Hx Of Neural Tube Defects



Edd Determined By

Prev Pregnancy Down Synd

Donor Egg

Donor Age: Egg Retrieval

Repeat Specimen

Calc'D Gestational Age

Number Of Fetuses

Est'D Date Of Delivery


Date Of Birth

Collection Date