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What is amniocentesis?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Kang Zhang
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Amniotic fluid

Amniocentesis is a technique for obtaining amniotic fluid from the uterine cavity using a needle.
It can be for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is most commonly used to evaluate fetal health (e.g., lung maturity, presence of infection...Etc.).

In brief: Amniotic fluid

Amniocentesis is a technique for obtaining amniotic fluid from the uterine cavity using a needle.
It can be for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is most commonly used to evaluate fetal health (e.g., lung maturity, presence of infection...Etc.).
Dr. Kang Zhang
Dr. Kang Zhang
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