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A 40-year-old member asked:

How accurate is amniocentesis?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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31 years experience
100%: Amniocentesis is 100% accurate.
Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 23 years experience
Very accurate: An amniocentesis samples the fetal dna from amniotic fluid. Because the test is sampling the baby's dna directly the test is extremely accurate.

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A 31-year-old female asked:

How accurate is the amniocentesis test?

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Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Very accurate: Amniocentesis actually maps the tested chromosomes in detail in order to detect abnormalities.
A 36-year-old member asked:

What is amniocentesis?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Amnio is a procedure: Amniocentesis is the procedure during which a long, slim needle is inserted through the prenant woman's abdominal and uterine walls and through the membranes of the amniotic sac, and fluid is aspirated/drawn into a syringe attached to that needle. Fluid can be studied for chromosomes (karyotype) or special genetic disorders, for infection, for lung maturity and for other conditions of baby or mom.

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