Amniocentesis

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Amniocentesis Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

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  • (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

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Amniocentesis Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Amniocentesis is the name of a medical tests that is often performed when screening babies. The test consist of taking a little Amniotic fluid, and testing this fluid. This fluid contains tissue of the embryo or fetus, and allows to determine the sex. It also allows to find certain birth defects.



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  • Thai prenatal test helps find Down's Syndrome
    THAI NON-INVASIVE Prenatal Test (Thai NIPT), the latest project at Bangkok's Ramathibodi Hospital to help check Down's Syndrome in the foetus, will reduce miscarriage rate and provide a 99-per-cent result within a week with the same accuracy as an amniocentesis test. Read more on this news related to 'Amniocentesis'
  • Gene research centre develops new Down’s test
    A NEW test for Down’s syndrome could spare mothers-to-be the stress of amniocentesis and other invasive procedures. Read more on this news related to 'Amniocentesis'

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