Amniocentesis is a prenatal test in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is removed from the sac surrounding the fetus for testing. The sample of amniotic fluid (less than one ounce) is removed through a fine needle inserted into the uterus through the abdomen, under ultrasound guidance.

Why choose Manipal Hospitals
Our state of the art pathology lab is appointed with all the testing paraphernalia to conduct comprehensive prenatal tests. Amniocentesis detects chromosome abnormalities, neural tube defects, and genetic disorders. While Down syndrome or Trisomy 21 is the most common chromosome abnormality, genetic disorders include cystic fibrosis. The most common neural tube defect is spina bifida. As soon as these disorders are identified, our gynaecologists chalk out personalized mode of treatment before the baby is born.

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