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.


Calc'D Gestational Age

Collection Date

Date Of Birth

Donor Age: Egg Retrieval

Donor Egg

Edd Determined By

Est'D Date Of Delivery

Hx Of Neural Tube Defects

Insulin Depend Diabetic



Maternal Weight

Mother's Ethnic Origin

Number Of Fetuses

Prev Pregnancy Down Synd

Repeat Specimen

Risk For Ontd

*Process times are an estimate and are not guaranteed. The lab may need additional time due to weather, holidays, confirmation/repeat testing, or equipment maintenance.

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