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Amniotic Fluids

Patients meeting the criteria for amniocentesis should be referred through the Genetic pregnancy counselling clinic, held on Wednesday mornings in the Ultrasound Department, Maternity block, Groote Schuur Hospital.

Bookings can be made with the sister at (021)- 4046008.

Presently referrals are accepted for the following reasons

  • Advanced maternal age.
  • Previous chromosome abnormality in the family.
  • Abnormal ultrasound.
  • Abnormal biochemical screen.

Women attending this clinic will be scanned and counselled before further action is taken.