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What are benefits of amniocentesis?

Potential benefits of amniocentesis include:
  • Highly accurate genetic test results. Amniocentesis is more than 99% accurate in detecting genetic disorders in a fetus.
  • Detection of neural tube defects. Amniocentesis can detect about 99% of neural tube defects (such as spina bifida).
  • Detection of abdominal wall defects. Amniocentesis can detect most abdominal wall defects.

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