What Is Amniocentesis? - Definition, Purpose, Procedure & Risks


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When is an amniocentesis usually performed?

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1. What kind of abnormalities in the infant does this exam look for?

2. What position is the mother in during an amniocentesis?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The assessment tools can measure your comprehension of amniocentesis. Topics that you should know in order to pass the quiz include the risks of amniocentesis and the fluid that is collected during an amniocentesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The tools will assess you on:

  • The abnormalities that can be detected on an amniocentesis
  • Risks of the amniocentesis procedure
  • The way the mother is positioned during an amniocentesis
  • Type of fluid that is collected during an amniocentesis
  • Time period when an amniocentesis is typically done

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on amniocentesis
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about the time period when amniocenteses are typically performed
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the kinds of abnormalities that can be detected on an amniocentesis

Additional Learning

To reinforce your understanding of amniocentesis, check the related lesson titled What is Amniocentesis? - Definition, Purpose, Procedure & Risks. Find these objectives in the lesson:

  • Identify what an amniocentesis is and why parents and doctors would want to perform one
  • Recall facts about the amniocentesis procedure
  • Review how the amniocentesis procedure is carried out
  • Learn about the side effects and risks to the mother and baby for an amniocentesis