Serum, Sodium/Lithium Heparin / EDTA plasma, Amniotic fluid
The discovery of alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) in fetal serum was first recorded by Bergstrand and Czar in 1956.
Alpha-fetoprotein is a single polypeptide chain glycoprotein with a molecular weight of approximately 70,000 daltons. It is secreted into fetal serum, reaching a peak at about 13 weeks gestation and gradually declining thereafter. Elevated serum AFP levels subsequently reappear during pregnancy and in conjunction with several malignant diseases
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