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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amniocentesis

Amniocentesis is a medical procedure used in prenatal diagnosis of chromosomal ... Women who choose to have this test are primarily those at increased risk for .... Recent studies have discovered that amniotic fluid can be a rich source of ...

www.ob-ultrasound.net/amniocentesis.html

A short history of amniocentesis, fetoscopy and chorionic villus sampling. ... Brock and Sutcliffe in 1972 discovered that excessive amounts of alpha-fetoprotein ..... Amniotic fluid acetylcholinesterase as a possible diagnostic test for neural tube ...

embryo.asu.edu/pages/amniocentesis-prior-1980

Sep 25, 2013 ... Amniocentesis Prior to 1980The extraembryonic membranes that ... In 1949 a discovery was made that enabled a broader application for amniocentesis. ... field of prenatal genetic testing and to become a standard feature of ...

www.encyclopedia.com/medicine/divisions-diagnostics-and-procedures/medicine/amniocentesis

Since the mid-1970s, amniocentesis has been used routinely to test for Down ... is then extracted and treated so that visual examination for defects can be made.

www.discoveriesinmedicine.com/A-An/Amniocentesis.html

Amniocentesis is the process of removing a sample of amniotic fluid from the mother's ... Chromosomal testing made it possible to determine whether a fetus was ...

www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00038393.htm

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis are prenatal diagnostic procedures ... evaluated in a controlled trial designed to determine the miscarriage rate (5). ... When testing for chromosomal abnormalities resulting from advanced ...

www.webmd.com/baby/guide/amniocentesis

Jun 7, 2017 ... Amniocentesis can give doctors essential information about the health of your fetus. Learn more from WebMD about the risks and benefits of ...

www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJM199508243330825

Aug 24, 1995 ... Screening for fetal Down's syndrome first became possible in the late ... and a diagnostic test (amniocentesis and fetal karyotyping) became available. ... is a compilation of presentations made at a spring 1993 symposium in ...

well.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/breakthroughs-in-prenatal-screening

Oct 7, 2013 ... Prenatal tests for more than 800 genetic disorders have been developed. And the number of women who must undergo amniocentesis or ...