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Amniotic Fluid Analysis

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Also known as: Amniocentesis; Amnio; Culture - amniotic fluid; Culture - amniotic cells; Fetal Lung Maturity Tests
Formal name: Amniotic Fluid Analysis

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Sources Used in Current Review

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MayoClinic.com. Amniocentesis. Available online at http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/amniocentesis/MY00155 through http://www.mayoclinic.com. Accessed Dec 2013.

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UpToDate. Patient information: Amniocentesis (Beyond the Basics). Available online at http://www.uptodate.com/contents/amniocentesis-beyond-the-basics through http://www.uptodate.com. Accessed Dec 2013.

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