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Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a prenatal diagnostic test carried out mainly between 14th to 18th week of pregnancy.

Amniotic fluid is taken from the uterus, sent to a diagnostic laboratory and embryonic cells isolated from the amniotic fluid.

No anaesthetic is required, and a result is usually obtained in about three to four weeks. When the test is carried out by an obstetrician experienced in the technique, the risk of a miscarriage related to the test is about 1 %.

Modified from: Checking your baby's health before birth. State Health Publication Number (PA) 94-090.


Links: Amniocentesis | Prenatal Diagnosis | Placenta - Amnionic Sac


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