Term Amniocentesis
Code LF-7300.2100-050
Definition Programs that detect fetal genetic disorders, maternal-fetal blood incompatibility, and the sex and general health of the fetus by analyzing fluid that has been taken from the amniotic sac of the mother.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 8/8/07
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External Classification Terms Ambulatory & Primary Health Care (NTE E30)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Health Diagnostic, Intervention & Treatment (NPC E07)
Related Concepts Disabilities
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Bibliographic References “Prenatal Diagnosis”, Edward C. Klatt MD, Department of Pathology, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, http://telpath2.med.utah.edu/WebPath/TUTORIAL/PRENATAL/PRENATAL.html NOTE: this document is no longer available.

“Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis for Pediatricians”, Christopher Cunniff, MD and Committee on Genetics , PEDIATRICS Vol. 114 No. 3 September 2004, pp. 889-894 (doi:10.1542/peds.2004-1368), http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;114/3/889

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