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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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Dr. Monica Popov
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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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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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Why do I need to get an amniocentesis?

Genetic or baby test: Amniocentesis is generally done for 3 different reasons. It is done at 16-18 weeks to test for genetic problems. It may be done in the few weeks before your due date to test for baby lung maturity to see if it is safe for the baby to deliver. It can be done in the middle of pregnancy to test for signs of infection or blood problems in the baby. ...Read more

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Where do I go to get an amniocentesis done?

Where do I go to get an amniocentesis done?

Depends on reason: Amniocentesis is the procedure by which fluid is removed from the amniotic sac. It is done to study chromosomes, perform genetic tests, check lung maturity, etc. In general, it is performed by an obgyn specialist or a maternal-fetal medicine subspecialist in the office or clinic. It might also be performed on labor and delivery or the antepartum ward. Ask the OB provider what is best in your case. ...Read more

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How much fluid do they take for amniocentesis?

How much fluid do they take for amniocentesis?

About 30 cc: About 30 cc of the approximately 300 cc of amniotic fluid present at the usual time of amniocentesis for prenatal diagnosis. The amount removed causes no harm and is rapidly restored from the maternal circulation. ...Read more

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Can a dr make you get an amniocentesis done if you don't want to?

No: Any medical procedure has potential risk to it. No doctor can force you to have something done. We can encourage you and explain why we think something should be done, but not force you. ...Read more

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How can I prevent having a miscarriage as a result of amniocentesis or cvs?

Follow instructions: No matter what you do, there is always a risk of miscarriage following these procedures. Most doctors who perform them will tell you to limit your activity for 24-48 hours after the procedure. Make sure to follow all instructions you are given to minimize the risk of miscarriage. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get an amniocentesis?

Yes: There are 2 main reasons amniocentesis is done. Genetic amnio is done at 16-18 weeks, testing for down's or other chromosome problems. There is a 1 in 3-400 chance that you could lose a pregnancy because of it. The other reason is to test for the baby's lung ability to breathe well. This is generally done between 35-38+ weeks. The only risks are that you might deliver. ...Read more

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I'm having a amniocentesis test and am terrified! can I take Valium ?

I'm having a amniocentesis test and am terrified! can I take Valium ?

Valium and pregnancy: Some studies point to an increased incidence of cleft palate-type teratogenicity when valium and other benzodiazepines are used in pregnancy. Being past the first trimester lowers this particular risk, but valium is still listed as an fda category d risk in pregnancy. Ask your doctor for help finding non-drug anxiety relief. http://www.drugsdb.com/rx/valium/valium-during-pregnancy-breastfeeding/. ...Read more

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What should I expect as far as procedure and pain with my upcoming amniocentesis? How accurate are the results for lung function test?

What should I expect as far as procedure and pain with my upcoming amniocentesis? How accurate are the results for lung function test?

Not too bad: An ultrasound will ensure a healthy infant & find a good pocket of fluid. Your doc will inform you of the rare risks & obtain consent. Then after a prep, a long thin needle will be placed through the abdomen into the fluid which is removed with a syringe. This part is not too painful. Us ensures a safe procedure & the fluid is sent for tests. Lung maturity tests are accurate to ensure delivery. ...Read more

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Should I get betamethasone shots if my amniocentesis tests showed my baby will have lung problems?

Should I get betamethasone shots if my amniocentesis tests showed my baby will have lung problems?

Talk to your MD: If you are close to delivery or a c-section your OB may recommend this treatment to help your child. If you still have time to wait the baby may mature on his/her own. Talk to your OB about your case. ...Read more

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Does noninvasive prenatal testing(cfDNA )capture baby's genetic defects?Is amniocentesis better for more accurate results? Im 31&12 weeks pregnant.

Some and yes: The cf-DNA can detect many genetic anomalies but it is not 100% and when positive is usually confirmed by an amniocentesis for a full karyotype. The amniocentesis is the gold standard for detecting genetic anomalies . Sampling of the placental tissue _ ie: chorionic villus sampling would be comparable to an amniocentesis and can be performed earlier in the pregnancy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get echogram results?

How long does it take to get echogram results?

It depends...: It depends on the routine report turn-around time of the individual medical/business practice you visited. Typically anywhere from 2 days to 1-2 weeks, depending on if you are required to see your referring doctor to get the results in person. ...Read more

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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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How long does it take to get a tpo test result back?

How long does it take to get a tpo test result back?

May be 7-10 days: Its a specialized thyroid test NOT run by "general labs" and usually has to be sent on to a specialized laboratory. It may take up to two weeks. depending upon length of time in transit etc Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results of a herpes test?

Wait for tests: It can be as short as 1 day or ir the test must be sent out to a lab outside your facility then 2-4 days. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

How long does it take to get results from arsenic testing?

Week: Blood test results should be available in less than a weekaids1st answer antiinflamitories and gargle with warm saline. See your personal provider for further evaluation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get the results of a porphyria test?

A while: I don't know for sure but it should take at least a week. This is a rare test and most labs do not run it. It is usually sent to an outside lab. ...Read more