Amniocentesis [Original article on NHS Choices website] Amniocentesis is a test you may be offered during pregnancy to check if your baby has a genetic disorder, such as Down’s syndrome. It involves removing and testing a small sample of cells from amniotic fluid, which surrounds the foetus in the womb (uterus). When amniocentesis is offered Amniocentesis isn’t routinely … Continue reading Amniocentesis