Should I have an amniocentesis even if it is not required in my case?

By Rebeca Reus BSc, MSc.
Last Update: 11/14/2018

Amniocentesis (amnio test) is an invasive procedure that can damage the fetus and compromise its viability. Before making a decision, it should be medically assessed and determine if the risks are worth the benefits of this procedure. Simply put, if your OB/GYN considers that it is unnecessary, we recommend that you follow his or her instructions.

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BSc, MSc
Embryologist
Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
Embryologist. Degree in Human Biology (Biochemistry) from the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF). Official Master's Degree in Clinical Analysis Laboratory from the UPF and Master’s Degree about the Theoretical Basis and Laboratory Procedures in Assisted Reproduction from the University of Valencia (UV).
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