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An amniocentesis DNA Test is a prenatal test. This test can diagnose genetic disorders and other health-related problems during pregnancy. For this test a small sample of amniotic fluid is collected from inside of the uterus, the sample is used to check for genetic abnormalities.

The procedure of this test:-

Amniocentesis DNA test procedure

As this is an invasive diagnostic test to collect the sample the doctor will use a long, thin needle to collect amniotic fluid from the uterus. The DNA collected is then be compared with the DNA sample from the potential father. The result can be used to determine paternity, to find any kind of defects in genetic makeup, or to check any kind of inherited genes that might cause a problem for the child.

What kind of abnormalities can amniocentesis detect:

Amniocentesis can detect various kinds of chromosomal and birth abnormalities in a developing fetus. like:

Down syndrome

Neural tube defects, such as spina bifida

Genetic disorders – like cystic fibrosis.

Who can benefit from this test?

  • Women who have a family history of genetic disorders, such as Down syndrome
  • Women who had already given birth to children with genetic disorders
  • Women who are carriers of genetic disorders
  • Women with partners who have a history of a genetic disorder or chromosomal abnormality

Amniocentesis carries some risks like miscarriage and other side effects like:

  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Cramping
  • The leaking of amniotic fluid
  • Irritation around the injection site

Amniocentesis DNA testing

So you discussing it with your doctor before taking this test is necessary.