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Relation of glucose to alpha-fetoprotein in amniotic fluid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6162139     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A direct relationship between amniotic fluid glucose and alpha-fetoprotein (AFP) has been found between the 16th and 22nd weeks of pregnancy. This relationship is statistically significant (P less than .001) in each of the 6 gestational weeks tested, the coefficients of correlation vary from .74 to .91. The relationship between amniotic fluid AFP and another metabolite, urea nitrogen, was not significant (r = -.34), suggesting that the AFP-glucose relationship was not spurious. Absence of pregnancy-associated macroglobulins in the samples indicates that they were not contaminated by maternal serum. These data reflect an aspect of fetal metabolism or transport that should be investigated more thoroughly.
A H Rule; V Sliogeris; M Farber; G Britton; J Vandervoorde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Obstetrics and gynecology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0029-7844     ISO Abbreviation:  Obstet Gynecol     Publication Date:  1981 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1981-04-24     Completed Date:  1981-04-24     Revised Date:  2009-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401101     Medline TA:  Obstet Gynecol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  310-2     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Amniotic Fluid / analysis*
Blood Urea Nitrogen
Glucose / analysis*
Pregnancy Trimester, Third
alpha-Fetoproteins / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/alpha-Fetoproteins; 50-99-7/Glucose

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