Amniocentesis is an invasive technique and is therefore only recommended when the fetus is at high risk of a chromosomopathy:
- Advanced maternal age
- Altered triple screening
- History of abortions or fetal malformations
With these studies, in addition to monitoring and medical advice during pregnancy, the risk of perinatal mental retardation has been reduced from 25 to 5% in recent years.
Read the full article on: Prenatal pregnancy control: tests, laboratory tests and ultrasound scans ( 42).
By Óscar Oviedo Moreno M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Cristina Algarra Goosman B.Sc., M.Sc. (psychologist).
Last Update: 04/05/2022