Aminocentesis

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Aminocentesis

Post by Anarchy9393 » Fri May 01, 2009 12:22 am

I've looked in my text book for my class and I can't find any anwsers. My question is what exactly is aminocentesis?

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Re: Aminocentesis

Post by seders99 » Fri May 01, 2009 3:09 am

Amniocentesis (also referred to as amniotic fluid test or AFT), is a medical procedure used in prenatal diagnosis of genetic abnormalities and fetal infections, in which a small amount of amniotic fluid, which contains fetal tissues, is extracted from the amnion or amniotic sac surrounding a developing fetus, and the fetal DNA is examined for genetic abnormalities.

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