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What are normal results for amniotic acetylcholinesterase?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Negative.

Acetylcholinesterase should not be detectable in the normal amniotic fluid.
Its presence is pathognomonic of open neural tube defects and/or other open lesions of the fetus with exposure of neural elements such as teratomas and amniotic band sequences.

In brief: Negative.

Acetylcholinesterase should not be detectable in the normal amniotic fluid.
Its presence is pathognomonic of open neural tube defects and/or other open lesions of the fetus with exposure of neural elements such as teratomas and amniotic band sequences.
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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