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Neural Tube Defects

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Release Date: 1996

Screening for neural tube defects during pregnancy is currently considered part of standard prenatal care.  The USPSTF knows of no reason at the present time to update its 1996 recommendation. However, the USPSTF has decided to update its recommendation on folic acid supplementation. This work is in progress.

Internet Citation:

Neural Tube Defects, Topic Page. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.


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