Amniocentesis

Picture of how an amniocentesis is done

Wavy lines mean ultrasound waves. During amniocentesis, amniotic fluid is drawn from the uterus.

Current as of: February 11, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:
Sarah Marshall MD - Family Medicine
Thomas M. Bailey MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Siobhan M. Dolan MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics
Kirtly Jones MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology

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