This assay is useful for diagnosing open neural tube defects (NTD) and to a lesser degree ventral wall defects. Acetylcholineesterase in amniotic fluid is a useful diagnostic tool when NTD is suspected based on maternal serum AFP results. Fetal hemoglobin is usually ordered simultaneously to exclude the possibility of fetal blood contamination.

  • Test Type:
  • Pre-test Information:
    Sample should be drawn between 14-21 weeks gestation. Indicate gestational age, collection date, clinical indications and the AFP and MoM results if available on the Test Request Form.
  • Report Delivery:
    Sample by 7th of the month; Report after 2–3 weeks
  • Components:

Sample Report

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