Some Practical Issues in the Antenatal Detection of Neural Tube Defects and Down’s Syndrome

  • N. Wald
  • H. Cuckle


Maternal serum alphafetoprotein (AFP) and ultrasound screening for neural tube defects is now established in Britain and recently serum screening for Down’s syndrome has been introduced in a number of centres. Our purpose in this chapter is not to review the subject as a whole but to identify some practical issues that perhaps need wider recognition.


Spina Bifida Neural Tube Defect Antenatal Diagnosis Serum Screening Affected Pregnancy 
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  • H. Cuckle

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