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PAPP-A


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Pregnancy-associated plasma protein A: a plasma protein in the serum of pregnant women that is used as a marker for Down’s syndrome (levels are decreased in comparison to normal pregnancies). Measurement of PAPP-A and human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) can be combined in a prenatal screening test during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

Subjects: Chemistry — Medicine and Health.


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