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What are the risks of genetic amniocentiisis?

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias answered

Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine

1/100-1/1, 000 women suffer any of the following after amniocentesis performed between 16-20 weeks: miscarriage, preterm birth, rupture of membranes, intrauterine infection, bleeding, injury to the fetus with the needle. Nowadays, non-invasive genetic testing is available (maternit21 by sequenom and others).

Answered Jun 22, 2012

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