Amniocentesis Sensitivity and Specificity

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When an abnormal test is presented or when concern that an abnormality is possible in an unborn baby, testing may be necessary. One of the most popular types of testing is amniocentesis.

With this test, doctors will remove a small amount of amniotic fluid from the mother by using a small needle that is placed into the sac through the abdomen. An ultrasound is used to guide the needle into the right location.

This test can look for a number of genetic disorders and is usually performed between weeks 14 and 20 of a pregnancy. The length of time that it takes to get the results back can vary, from a few days to a couple of weeks.

A-couple-of-the-most-common-disorders-that-it-is-used-to-detect-is-Trisomy-21-and-Down-syndromeAmniocentesis looks for genetic disorders, neural tube defects and chromosome abnormalities. A couple of the most common disorders that it is used to detect is Trisomy 21 and Down syndrome. It is also something that is sometimes used late in a pregnancy to determine if the baby’s lungs are fully developed yet.

The great thing about amniocentesis is that it has a high sensitivity and specificity rate. This means that it is very accurate. Studies show that this test will offer accurate results 99.4% of the time. This is a great tool for doctors who are looking to care for a baby with a specific disorder.

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