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In most cases, amniocentesis is prescribed for pregnant women whose fetus has an increased risk of chromosomal abnormality or whose child is carrying a hereditary disease. She is known as a medical procedure that is used for prenatal diagnosis.
Amniocentesis is to detect abnormal karyotype such as trisomy 21 or Down syndrome. For this it is necessary to culture cells and also to measure the concentration of alpha-fetoprotein (a marker of neurological abnormality such as spina bifida). The mother will undergo a levy so that only last a few minutes. Read the rest of this entry »