How to perform an amniocentesis

@article{CruzLemini2014HowTP,
  title={How to perform an amniocentesis},
  author={M. Cruz-Lemini and M. Parra-Saavedra and V. Borobio and M. Bennasar and A. Gonc{\'e} and J. Mart{\'i}nez and A. Borrell},
  journal={Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology},
  year={2014},
  volume={44}
}
Amniocentesis is a technique for withdrawing amniotic fluid from the uterine cavity using a needle, via a transabdominal approach and under continuous ultrasound guidance, in order to obtain a sample of fetal exfoliated cells, transudates, urine or secretions. It can be performed from 16 weeks of pregnancy onwards, with various chromosomal, biochemical, molecular and microbial studies being performed on the amniotic fluid sample. The most common reasons for the procedure are to enable prenatal… Expand
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