Alpha-Fetoprotein (AFP) in Blood
What Affects the Test
Things that may affect the results of your test include:
- If there is more than one baby (fetus). This increases the level of AFP in the blood.
- If you have gestational diabetes.
- If you smoke. This increases the level of AFP in the blood.
- If you had a medical test that used Reference radioactive tracers Opens New Window in the past 2 weeks.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics
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