Amniocentesis Test Cost
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What does amniocentesis test for?
An amniocentesis test can detect chromosomal, genetic disorders or congenital disabilities (sometimes called birth defects) such as:
Neural tube defects such as Spina Bifida or anencephaly.
What is the cost of Amniocentesis?
The Cost of Amniocentesis ranges from 7000 to 18,000 INR
When is amniocentesis performed?
Most amniocentesis procedures happen between 15 and 20 weeks of gestation (during the second trimester of pregnancy). Having an amniocentesis earlier in pregnancy poses more risks, such as miscarriage.
In some cases, healthcare providers perform amniocentesis tests later in pregnancy. If your provider recommends this test to check fetal lung development or treat polyhydramnios, it will likely happen during the third trimester.
Can I choose not to have amniocentesis?
Yes. If your provider recommends you have an amniocentesis, they will explain why. Your provider (or a genetic counsellor) will review the test's risks and benefits. In the end, whether or not to have this test is up to you.
What are the risks of amniocentesis?
Most amniocentesis procedures are safe. But amniocentesis does present small but serious risks for both you and the fetus.
Some complications of amniocentesis are:
- Bleeding or leaking amniotic fluid.
- Injury or infection.
- Loss of the pregnancy.
- Premature labour