Amniocentesis: Procedure used in prenatal diagnosis to obtain amniotic fluid which can be used for genetic and other diagnostic tests. Informally called an "amnio."
n. , pl. , -ses ( -sÄ“z ). A procedure in which a small sample of amniotic fluid is drawn out of the uterus through a needle inserted in the abdomen. The fluid is ...
Amniocentesis can give doctors essential information about the health of your fetus. Learn more about the risks and the benefits.
Find out everything you need to know about amniocentesis, including the risks and benefits of this prenatal test.
Amniocentesis occus after an abnormal triple test result to look for inherited or genetic disorders.
Learn about amniocentesis, a procedure that examines the chromosomes of the fetus to determine lung maturity, and the possiblities of birth defects.