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What are the tests for meningocele?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Afp

An elevated Alpha feto-protein (AFP) is usually the first indiction that there may be a neural tube defect (ntd).
Some are then diagnosed on ultrasound exam. A small defect may require amniocentesis to detect elevated acetycholinesterase for confirmation of an ntd.

In brief: Afp

An elevated Alpha feto-protein (AFP) is usually the first indiction that there may be a neural tube defect (ntd).
Some are then diagnosed on ultrasound exam. A small defect may require amniocentesis to detect elevated acetycholinesterase for confirmation of an ntd.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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