Amniocentesis is a procedure in which a certain amount of amniotic fluid is obtained through a puncture in the abdominal area. Subsequently, the fluid obtained is analyzed to determine if there are genetic alterations in the fetus.
By Elena Santiago Romero M.D. (gynecologist), Zaira Salvador B.Sc., M.Sc. (embryologist) and Romina Packan (invitra staff).
Last Update: 09/23/2019