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Synonyms for amniocentesis

(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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Non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPT), such as NIFTY, are almost as accurate as amniocentesis and require only a simple blood test from the pregnant woman's arm.
While I always appreciated and enjoyed my mother's stories about being pregnant, it wasn't until I got older that I realized the significance of her experience with amniocentesis.
Amniotic fluid offers another possible fetal matrix, but samples are most often available only from amniocentesis indicated by advanced maternal age or by prenatal diagnostics of chromosomal abnormalities and severe malformations.
8%) had amniocentesis, but in the primary infection group, only 33 (37.
The court found that in light of the evidence in the case, the Court of Appeals could have reasonably concluded that the defendants did not breach the standard of care in their treatment of Troy or that Troy's eye was not injured during the amniocentesis.
Once an amniocentesis confirmed the diagnosis, another doctor warned us that keeping the child would put a tremendous strain on our marriage.
New Foreign Office minister Brian Wilson, who has a nine-year-old son with the condition, spoke out against the use of amniocentesis testing.
coli bug during a routine amniocentesis test, an inquest was told yesterday.
In the case of four out of five of Oasay's pregnancies, Pearsall has recommended an amniocentesis, a frequently performed diagnostic test designed to locate the presence of chromosome abnormalities such as Down syndrome.
In March 1987 the Vatican then issued an "Instruction on Respect for Human Life in Its Origin and on the Dignity of Procreation," which opposed at least fourteen current medical technologies, including artificial insemination, the freezing of embryos, and prenatal diagnosis, including the use of amniocentesis and ultrasonic techniques.
Further tests, called amniocentesis examinations, carry an increased risk of miscarriage - forcing the mothers-to-be to take a difficult decision.
In Bombay, the ratio of men to women is 13 to 7, due to amniocentesis, starvation, neglect.
The only advantage of CVS over amniocentesis is that it allows a couple to know earlier in the pregnancy that there is an abnormality, affording them the option of undergoing a first-trimester abortion rather than a later abortion," said Stephanie O'Connor, cochair of an ATLA litigation group on CVS.
In 1988, with both interest and concern, Henry Fuchs watched his pregnant wife undergo her first amniocentesis, a medical test for possible abnormalities in their developing baby.