What does AFP mean in Laboratory?

This page is about the meanings of the acronym/abbreviation/shorthand AFP in the Medical field in general and in the Laboratory terminology in particular.

Always False Positive

Said from a condition that always gives a false positive on a given laboratory test

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What does AFP mean?

alpha fetoprotein, alpha foetoprotein, AFP(noun)
an abnormally large amount of this fetoprotein in the fetus can signal an abnormality of the neural tube (as spina bifida or anencephaly)

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