LP31595-9     Amniocentesis

DESCRIPTION
  Part: Amniocentesis
  Description: Amniocentesis, or an Amniotic Fluid Test (AFT), is a medical procedure used for prenatal diagnosis, in which a small amount of amniotic fluid is extracted from the amnion around a developing fetus. It is usually offered when there may be an increased risk for genetic conditions (e.g., Down syndrome, sickle-cell disease, cystic fibrosis, etc) in the pregnancy. Amniocentesis can be done as soon as there is enough amniotic fluid surrounding the fetus that a sample can be removed safely. Early amniocentesis can be performed as early as 13 weeks gestation. Standard amniocentesis is usually performed between 15 and 20 weeks gestation. Results take about two weeks. Often, genetic counseling is done before amniocentesis, or other types of genetic testing are offered.
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  Part: Amniocentesis
  Description: Percutaneous transabdominal puncture of the uterus during pregnancy to obtain amniotic fluid. It is commonly used for fetal karyotype determination in order to diagnose abnormal fetal conditions.
 
 

BASIC PART PROPERTIES
  Type: METHOD
  Status: ACTIVE
  Created On: 3/17/2003

LANGUAGE VARIANTS
 
  Chinese (CHINA)  (From: Lin Zhang, A LOINC volunteer from China)   SYNONYMS
  羊膜穿刺术     羊水诊断;羊膜穿刺;羊膜穿刺法;羊膜腔穿刺;羊膜腔穿刺术;羊膜腔穿刺法
 
  Dutch (NETHERLANDS)  (From: NVKC, Dutch Society for Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, The Netherlands)    
  vruchtwaterpunctie      
 
  Estonian (ESTONIA)  (From: Estonian E-Health Foundation)    
  Amniotsentees      
 
  Italian (ITALY)  (From: Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche)    
  Amniocentesi      
 
  Spanish (SPAIN)  (From: the Clinical Laboratory Committee of SERVICIO EXTREMEÑO DE SALUD, with the support of BITAC MAP.)    
  Amniocentesis      
 
  Turkish (TURKEY)  (From: LOINC Turkish Translation Group and the Turkish Ministry of Health)    
  Amniyosentez      

INTERNAL FIELDS
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  Display name: Amniocentesis
  Preferred Abbreviation: Amniocentesis