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What is the most common defect that can be found in the amniotic fluid?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine

In brief: ONTD.

Open neural tube defects are the most reliably and commonly diagnosed structural fetal defects from amniotic fluid sampling (increased acetylcholinesterase, Alpha fetao-protein or afp).
Others: omphalocele, gastroschisis (all increased afp), chromosomal anomalies, torch infections.

In brief: ONTD.

Open neural tube defects are the most reliably and commonly diagnosed structural fetal defects from amniotic fluid sampling (increased acetylcholinesterase, Alpha fetao-protein or afp).
Others: omphalocele, gastroschisis (all increased afp), chromosomal anomalies, torch infections.
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