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Where is an amniocentesis usually done? At a hospital?

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

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.

In brief: Usually office

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.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Doctor's office

In amniocentesis, a small amount of amniotic fluid is withdrawn from the womb.
This is typically done to perform genetic testing on the baby, rarely to reduce the fluid volume in extreme oligohydramnios. It is generally performed in an outpatient setting such as a doctor's office or outpatient clinic.

In brief: Doctor's office

In amniocentesis, a small amount of amniotic fluid is withdrawn from the womb.
This is typically done to perform genetic testing on the baby, rarely to reduce the fluid volume in extreme oligohydramnios. It is generally performed in an outpatient setting such as a doctor's office or outpatient clinic.
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