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Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis: Amniocentesis is the removal of amniotic fluid from the amniotic sac surrounding the fetus.

Amniocentesis: Broader Types

Other broader types of medical diagnostic tests related to Amniocentesis include:

Symptoms Associated with Amniocentesis

These symptoms may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Amniocentesis:

  • Abnormal triple test result (maternal blood screening test that measures three different substances)
  • Inherited genetic disorders
  • Prematurely ruptured membranes
  • Fetal anemia

Diseases Associated with Amniocentesis

These diseases or medical conditions may be diagnosed by, screened for, or associated with Amniocentesis:

  • Chromosome abnormalities
  • Down's syndrome (Trisomy 21)
  • Genetic disorders (including cystic fibrosis)
  • Neural tube defects (e.g. spina bifida)
  • Infant lung maturity

Descriptions of Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis: Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
Source: Diseases Database

Amniocentesis : percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid; it is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
Source: CRISP

Basic Information: Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis: Withdrawal of a amniotic fluid for testing from the womb by using a hollow needle which is inserted through the stomach wall.

Disease or Condition count: 5; see list of conditions below. These are the diseases or medical conditions in which the medical test 'Amniocentesis' may be involved.

Diseases and Conditions that List Amniocentesis as a Diagnostic Test

The following list of conditions have 'Amniocentesis' or similar listed as a medical diagnostic test in our database:

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