How does one interpret the results of an alpha feto-protein test?

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The AFP test on its own does not provide unambiguous results, but instead, elevated levels of AFP suggest the advisability of further testing. It is not a conclusive diagnostic marker of any single fetal condition when its results are examined in isolation. If you have elevated AFP resulyts, you need to contact your health care provider to discuss additional testing.

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