• vagina
  • In a Pap test, cells are scraped off a uterine cervix with a special spatula and brush or a special broom device that is inserted through a vagina without having to puncture any tissue. (wikipedia.org)
  • fluid
  • Early amniocentesis (11 - 14 weeks) not to be done for genetic indications as the cell culture failure rate is high less fluid is withdrawn. (allen.ac.in)
  • If a pregnant woman has an amniocentesis , fluid is removed from her womb in order to check that her unborn baby is not affected by certain genetic disorders . (collinsdictionary.com)
  • Different types of matter that are sampled can be categorized by solidness versus fluidity, such as: Solid tissue, such as in bone marrow biopsy Soft tissue, such as in a muscle biopsy Body fluids Body fluid sampling include: Blood sampling for any blood test, including: Arterial blood sampling, such as by radial artery puncture. (wikipedia.org)
  • diagnosis
  • If the results of a screening test - such as the first trimester screen or prenatal cell-free DNA screening - are positive or worrisome, you might opt for amniocentesis to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. (mayoclinic.org)
  • fetus
  • Amniocentesis may also help determine the severity of fetal anemia in babies with Rh disease, and assist your physician determine whether the fetus requires lifesaving blood transfusions . (americanpregnancy.org)
  • The most common abnormalities detected are Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18), and Turner syndrome (monosomy X). In regard to the fetus, the puncture seals and the amniotic sac replenishes the liquid over the next 24-48 hours. (wikipedia.org)