Tag: Amniocentesis

1. Administration of vaginal lactoferrin 4 hours before amniocentesis decreased markers of oxidative stress. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) While reactive oxygen species (ROS) are a necessary part of metabolism, excessive ROS can result in a condition, Oxidative Stress, which is associated with many negative pregnancy outcomes such as spontaneous abortion,...
Anemia is associated with the risk of Crohn’s disease, not ulcerative colitis: A nationwide population-based cohort study 1. Anemia increased the risk of development of Crohn’s disease, inversely to hemoglobin concentration 2. Anemia was not associated with an increased risk of ulcerative colitis. Evidence Rating Level: 2 (Good) Though inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)...

Patient Basics: Amniocentesis

Originally published by Harvard Health. What is the test? Amniocentesis involves using a needle to take a sample of amniotic fluid, the fluid that surrounds a developing fetus during pregnancy. Tests of fetal cells found in this fluid can reveal the presence of Down syndrome or other chromosome problems in the...