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What are the tests for neural tube defects?

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Dr. Roman Alvarez
Pediatrics - Neonatology
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In brief: Antepartum Dx.

There are screening tests available to detect neural tube defects in the fetus.
The most common is called alfa fetoprotein. The levels of this substance is significantly increased if the fetus is affected with an open neural tube defect.

In brief: Antepartum Dx.

There are screening tests available to detect neural tube defects in the fetus.
The most common is called alfa fetoprotein. The levels of this substance is significantly increased if the fetus is affected with an open neural tube defect.
Dr. Roman Alvarez
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