Amniocentesis needle with centimeter-markings
For transabdominal sampling of amniotic fluid (usually performed between the 15th and 18th pregnancy week) for prenatal diagnosis of genetic disorders of the foetus. It is also used for cytogenetic and biochemical studies. The mandrel is provided with an ultrasound detectable tip allowing an echo-guided insertion. The needle is provided with an adjustable stopper to determine insertion depth, and with a luer lock connector to collect the amniotic fluid through a syringe. AMNIOCENT is available in 4 different sizes.