Pregnancy Week 10 – AFP Test

The AFP test is a test that looks for three specific substances. This test is administered around Week 15

The triple test is a maternal blood screening test that looks for three specific substances: AFP, hCG, and Estriol.

AFP: alpha-fetoprotein is a protein that is normally produced by the fetus.

hCG: human chorionic gonadotropin is a hormone produced within the placenta

Estriol: estriol is an estrogen produced by both the fetus and the placenta

It is a non-invasive procedure done through a blood test with little to no risk to the mother or developing baby.

Information Provided by americanpregnancy.org