Diagnostic tests

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Dianostic tests- identify an abnormality


  • Offered to women over 37 or anyone with a family histroy which causes concern
  • Between 16 and 18 weeks
  • An ultrasound and fine hollow needle take fluid from amniotic sac
  • Tests for downs syndrome, spine bilfida and the babys sex
  • Important for couples who are carriers of sex related genetic disorders or older people who are


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