Alpha-fetoprotein and hematopoietic growth factors in amniotic fluid.

@article{Bartha2000AlphafetoproteinAH,
  title={Alpha-fetoprotein and hematopoietic growth factors in amniotic fluid.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Luis Bartha and Raquel Romero-Carmona and Rafael Comino-Delgado and Frederick Arce and Juan Jos{\'e} Garc{\'i}a Arrabal},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2000},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={588-92}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether a relationship exists between alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) and hematopoietic growth factors in amniotic fluid. METHODS Forty-one women at 15 weeks' gestation were included in the study. Gestational age was assessed by obtaining a reliable menstrual history and scanning. Amniocentesis was performed, and each woman subsequently delivered anatomically and chromosomally normal infants. The level of AFP was determined using a standard automated procedure. The… CONTINUE READING

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