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How early can doctors do an amniocentesis?
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Dr. Craig Keathley
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: 14-15 weeks
Amnio carries procedure related risks including infection, amniotic fluid leak, vaginal bleeding and potential pregnancy loss.
Amnio performed earlier than 14 weeks is associated with a significant increase in the complication rate and a significant increase in the risks of fetal limb defects. Amnio should not be performed less than 14 weeks; cvs can be performed for earlier genetic testing.

In brief: 14-15 weeks
Amnio carries procedure related risks including infection, amniotic fluid leak, vaginal bleeding and potential pregnancy loss.
Amnio performed earlier than 14 weeks is associated with a significant increase in the complication rate and a significant increase in the risks of fetal limb defects. Amnio should not be performed less than 14 weeks; cvs can be performed for earlier genetic testing.
Dr. Craig Keathley
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Dr. Scott Kramer
Gynecology
In brief: 13 weeks
Amniocentesis can sometimes be performed as early as 13 weeks, but usually more common after 15 weeks.
Alternatively nuchal cord ultrasound for down's syndrome can be performed between 9 and 12 weeks.

In brief: 13 weeks
Amniocentesis can sometimes be performed as early as 13 weeks, but usually more common after 15 weeks.
Alternatively nuchal cord ultrasound for down's syndrome can be performed between 9 and 12 weeks.
Dr. Scott Kramer
Dr. Scott Kramer
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