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n. - (pregnancy) extraction of fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities.

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  • One thing to point out, this is still a screening test, as opposed to an amniocentesis, which is a diagnostic test.
  • During a medical procedure called amniocentesis, a needle draws fluid from the placenta, slightly increasing the chance of miscarriage.
  • Reduction in need for invasive procedures, such as amniocentesis or CVS.
  • Tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling detect gender with close to 100 percent accuracy. for more
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