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Amniocentesis needle

Summary Information: Amniocentesis needle

Amniocentesis needle: An amniocentesis needle is a straight, beveled-tip needle, about 6 inches long that is inserted through the belly into the amniotic sac to collect amniotic fluid for laboratory testing. The needle is attached to a catheter and syringe in order to collect the fluid.

Diseases Related To Medical Device: Amniocentesis needle

These diseases are related to the medical device Amniocentesis needle:

  • Chromosome abnormality (e.g. Down syndrome)
  • Rare, inherited metabolic disorder
  • Fetal neural tube defect (e.g. spina bifida)
  • Genetic disease (e.g. cystic fibrosis)
  • Anencephaly
  • Infection
  • Infant lung maturity

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