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What Is Amniocentesis?

Amniocentesis is typically performed after 16 weeks of gestation

Amniocentesis is another type of prenatal test in which a sample of amniotic fluid is removed from the uterus. Amniotic fluid is the watery fluid that surrounds and protects a baby throughout gestation. The amniotic fluid contains various fetal cells.

Why and when is amniocentesis done?

Amniocentesis is done for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Genetic testing
  • Fetal lung testing
  • Diagnosis of fetal infection
  • Treatment of excess amniotic fluid
  • Paternity testing

Amniocentesis is typically performed after 16 weeks of gestation.

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