amniocentesis (additionally referred to as amniotic fluid take a look at) is a clinical system used in prenatal prognosis of chromosomal abnormalities and fetal infections, and additionally for intercourse dedication, in which a small quantity of amniotic fluid, which includes fetal tissues, is sampled from the amniotic sac surrounding a developing fetus, after which the fetal dna is examined for genetic abnormalities.
the maximum common motive to have an "amnio" is to determine whether a fetus has certain genetic issues or a chromosomal abnormality, which include down syndrome. amniocentesis (or some other technique, called chorionic villus sampling (cvs)) can diagnose those issues in the womb.
amniocentesis is carried out when a lady is between 14 and 16 weeks gestation. women who choose to have this take a look at are typically those at accelerated threat for genetic and chromosomal problems, in element because the test is invasive and consists of a small threat of miscarriage. this method may be used for prenatal sex discernment and consequently this method has prison regulations in some international locations.