What is amniocentesis? In what situations is it applied?

10-15 ml taken by an experienced Obstetrician and Gynecologist. amniotic fluid should be delivered at room temperature and on the same day. Tissue culture is done. The reporting process takes 2 weeks. When the material is kept, the number of living cells in the amniotic fluid gradually decreases. It should be presented with genetic counseling.

All pregnancies aged 35 and over

Situations that are more risky than 1/300 in screening tests

Fetal anomalies or suspicious findings detected on ultrasonography

All subsequent pregnancies of women with a history of pregnancy with Down Syndrome

Those who were found to have pathology in chromosomal analyzes made from amniocentesis or abortion material before and who had an increased risk of chromosomal irregularity recurrence in their next pregnancies

Those who have chromosomal irregularity (translocation, inversion) in their own chromosomal analyzes of the mother and father.

Families at risk for single gene diseases that can be diagnosed prenatally by molecular genetic testing.

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