I have a high positive for increased open neural tube defect, now what?

Additional screening. A positive initial screening test should be followed by a more involved and dependable test looking for this possibility.A diagnostic high resolution ultrasound can be performed that can evaluate baby from top to bottom and see if there is any direct evidence of a problem. Discussion of these findings with a geneticist or perinatologist may then be needed if the problem is not excluded by the test.

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Today I found out that I had a high risk for open neural tube defect/ what do I do next?

NTD. If you are at high risk for a neural tube defect the next step is usually counseling and an ultrasound examination of the fetus. An amniocentesis may also be warranted. Read more...
How did you find out. Are you pregnant. or was it from reviewing your family history? Before pregnancy, the risk of an NTD can be reduced to the general population risk by taking 4 mg of folic acid daily before you know that you are pregnant. NTDs occur before a woman knows that she is pregnant,so starting folate then is shutting the barn door after the horse is gone. If pregnant, you require appropriate diagnostics. Read more...