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What is the step by step process of a amniocentesis?
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Dr. Henry Garcia
Obstetrics & Gynecology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Amniocentesis
After informed consent is obtained.
, an obstetrical ultrasound examination is performed to determine fetal viability, position, and location of the placenta. The patient's abdomen is prepped and draped. Using the ultrasound, a 22gauge needle is guided to an adequate pocket of fluid. Fifteen to twenty cc of fluid is removed and sent for analysis. Local anesthesia is usually not needed.

In brief: Amniocentesis
After informed consent is obtained.
, an obstetrical ultrasound examination is performed to determine fetal viability, position, and location of the placenta. The patient's abdomen is prepped and draped. Using the ultrasound, a 22gauge needle is guided to an adequate pocket of fluid. Fifteen to twenty cc of fluid is removed and sent for analysis. Local anesthesia is usually not needed.
Dr. Henry Garcia
Dr. Henry Garcia
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Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Many
Patient will have ultrasound guided placement of needle to withdraw fluid.
Fetus monitored the entire process.

In brief: Many
Patient will have ultrasound guided placement of needle to withdraw fluid.
Fetus monitored the entire process.
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Dr. Miriam Sivkin
Thank
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