The association between ‘faint‐positive’ amniotic fluid acetylcholinesterase and fetal malformations

Academic Article


  • The finding of a ‘faint‐positive’ acetylcholinesterase band in amniotic fluid samples of women at 15 weeks' gestation or above is associated with an increased risk of fetal abnormalities, most commonly gastroschisis. This finding warrants a targeted sonographic evaluation, in order to rule out significant fetal malformations. Copyright © 1993 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
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  • Prenatal Diagnosis  Journal
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    Author List

  • Sadovsky Y; Robbin ML; Crandall BF; Filly RA; Golbus MS
  • Start Page

  • 1071
  • End Page

  • 1074
  • Volume

  • 13
  • Issue

  • 11