Amniocentesis

This procedure is recommended to pregnant women who are at an increased risk for chromosomal or genetic disorders or certain malformations because of age, family history, screening test results or other factors. The procedure is performed by your physician. Using ultrasound for guidance, approximately one ounce of amniotic fluid is withdrawn from the uterus. Chromosome analysis and biochemical testing on the amniotic fluid is done by our laboratory and reference laboratories as needed.


 

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