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How long does it take to get back results of amnio?

How long does it take to get back results of amnio?

1-14 days.: Fish results are usually back within 24 hours, but are not the final results. The final report should be ready within 10-14 days but may take up to 20 days in some cases. ...Read more

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Amniocentesis (Definition)

Amniocentesis is a procedure used to draw a sample of the amniotic fluid that surrounds and cushions the baby in the womb. This fluid contains cells that have been sloughed off of the developing fetus. Amniocentesis is most often used to detect genetic abnormalities, though the results can also reveal the baby's sex, gauge lung maturity (if done close to term), detect amniotic fluid infections, or ...Read more


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How long does it take to get the results of an amniocentesis?

How long does it take to get the results of an amniocentesis?

Days: If you are waiting on chromosomal analysis, it should be final within 2 weeks, usually sooner. Other tests, such as for infection, are within hours. AFP levels are known the next day. ...Read more

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My quad results showed I have a 1:454 of having a child with Down's Syndrome. Should I have an amniocentesis performed? I am currently living in China and my doctor recommended I get the amniocentesis but I am not sure I should since the risk for DS is so

Amnio has risks too.: Only you can make a decision regarding your pregnancy, but how will the results of the test alter your decision to carry pregnancy to term? Will it affect you ability to bond with your unborn baby? Overall lifetime risk of DS is 1:800 but slightly less in women under 30 and significantly higher after age 40,, so your risk is still low. www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/amniocentesis/basics/ ...Read more

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How can I decide whether I should get an amnio?

Talk to your doctor: You should talk to your doctor to discuss the purpose of the procedure and the risks and benefits of the procedure. It is also helpful to ask your doctor if there are alternative tests that can give you the same or similar information. ...Read more

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Why should I get cvs or amnio?

Genetic info: These tests are for women who have a higher risk for having a baby with a genetic problem like down's syndrome and for women who would act on this information such as terminating the pregnancy. Though a cvs can obtain this information much earlier than an amnio, it has a much higher rate of miscarriage than an amnio. ...Read more

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If they do amnio to take off extra fluid, will it come back?

If they do amnio to take off extra fluid, will it come back?

Yes: The fluid removed during an amnio will be replaced over time by the fetus. This fluid is composed of skin cells shed from the babies surface and fetal membranes along with the small amount of urine made by the fetus. ...Read more

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Why should I get the maternal serum screen if unwilling to have amnio or abortion?

No reason: If you have strong and unchangeable objections to amniocentesis or pregnancy termination, then the information from a screen is of no benefit and you should refuse. It is a personal choice. ...Read more

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Should I get the harmony test for screening of downs syndrome or an amnio? I am 10 weeks.

Should I get the harmony test for screening of downs syndrome or an amnio?  I am 10 weeks.

Non- invasive first!: Start with genetic counseling to appreciate the risks costs and differences between invasive diagnostic testing versus non-invasive screening prenatally. Most reasonable couples prefer a 2-step approach with non-invasive testing first; if that is negative/normal no further testing is needed and you have avoided having a needle inserted in your pregnancy sac. If positive you must get invasive test! ...Read more

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Should I get amnio to have fetus tested for turner syndrome?

Should I get amnio to have fetus tested for turner syndrome?

Easier ways to tell: While ultrasound can give some hopeful results, you can get a definitive analysis by doing the NIPP.This test was developed early on to verify paternity, but it uses fetal cells that can be found in mother's blood as early as 8 weeks.These can be used for a full chromosome assessment including Turner syndrome. ...Read more

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