Amniocentesis or taking a sample of the fluid surrounding the baby is a procedure applied between 16-21. weeks of pregnancy. If the baby has a condition suggestive of Down syndrome or other genetic disorders, an amniocentesis can be done to confirm this.

In this procedure, we take a sample of the liquid in which the baby is present, by entering the mother’s abdomen with a needle under ultrasound guidance. We send this fluid to the genetic laboratory.

We reveal whether the baby has chromosomal disorders by getting an early result in a week and a late and definitive result in about 3 weeks.

Are There Risks To Amniocentesis?

Yes. The most important risk is the miscarriage of the mother within 1 week after the procedure. This probability is 1 in 400-500 transactions. In other words, when we do 400 amniocentesis, one of them has miscarriage after the procedure.

As can be seen, amniocentesis is an intervention that can have serious consequences. The family and the doctor should decide together to have this procedure done.

For more detailed information about amniocentesis you can make your appointment by writing to or by calling 0545 405 01 37 and 0318 233 03 03.