This test is done from the 16th week of pregnancy.
This sterile procedure involves introducing a thin needle into the amniotic sac that surrounds the fetus and extracting a small quantity of fluid which is sent to the laboratory. The purpose of the test is to identify defects and chromosomal problems in the fetus, such as Down’s syndrome and others.
Many women and couples are worried about this sensitive procedure, so it is important to ensure that it is performed by someone with skill and experience.
Over the years, I have carried out over 13,000 amniocentesis procedures. My expertise enables me to carry out complex amniocenteses:
- Genetic amniocentesis in weeks 16-23 and from week 31 onwards
- Reduction of fetuses in multiple pregnancies due to a defect or other problem in a fetus
- Amniocentesis for CMV, from week 21 and onwards
- Amniocentesis with twins
- Complex amniocentesis in cases of water deficiency, problematic placenta location, uterine fibroids, or extreme maternal obesity.