Amniocentesis carries some risks and, therefore, more and more alternative techniques are emerging to avoid this invasive test. These are some of them:
- Fetal DNA test in maternal blood
- Combined screening of the first trimester through a blood test and ultrasound
- Preimplantation genetic diagnosis if the patient is in a process of IVF
Read the full article on: Amniocentesis: Why it is done and what are the possible risks? ( 101).
By Sergio Rogel Cayetano M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist), Michelle Lorraine Embleton B.Sc. Ph.D. (biochemist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 09/23/2019