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What is the fastest way to get info on baby that might have spina bifida?
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology
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In brief: Diagnosis?
If your question means how does one get diagnosis of spina bifida during pregnancy, a well-performed ultrasound can provide that information as early as the second trimester. Amniotic fluid can have elevated enzymes associated with spina bifida which requires removing fluid from the uterus & some risk.
This is slower but provides complementary information to ultrasound in questionable cases.

In brief: Diagnosis?
If your question means how does one get diagnosis of spina bifida during pregnancy, a well-performed ultrasound can provide that information as early as the second trimester. Amniotic fluid can have elevated enzymes associated with spina bifida which requires removing fluid from the uterus & some risk.
This is slower but provides complementary information to ultrasound in questionable cases.
Dr. Edward Smith
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