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What is fetal blood sampling?

Fetal blood sampling, also known as PUBS (percutaneous umbilical blood sampling), is the collection of a small amount of blood from the fetus during pregnancy. Fetal blood sampling is performed by maternal-fetal medicine specialists to diagnose, treat, and monitor various fetal problems.

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