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What are the tests that indicate anencephaly?

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Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Anencephaly

Anencephaly is a serious birth defect where the brain does not form and the top of the skull is open.
It is an extreme form of a neural tube defect. Tests which can indicate anencephaly are an ultrasound examination. A blood test called msafp can be drawn at 15 weeks also.

In brief: Anencephaly

Anencephaly is a serious birth defect where the brain does not form and the top of the skull is open.
It is an extreme form of a neural tube defect. Tests which can indicate anencephaly are an ultrasound examination. A blood test called msafp can be drawn at 15 weeks also.
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
Dr. Marilynn Frederiksen
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In brief: It is...

...Fairly obvious on a sonogram.

In brief: It is...

...Fairly obvious on a sonogram.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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