amniocentesis is the withdraw of amniotic fluid in
a) menopause
b) lactation
c) gestation
d) pregnancy

Amniocentesis is a procedure that is carried out during pregnancy. The most common reason for a pregnant woman to be offered amniocentesis is to see if her developing baby has a chromosome disorder such as Down's syndrome.

Amniocentesis is usually offered after 15 completed weeks of pregnancy (usually between 15-18 weeks). 

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The correct answer will be (d). This test is used to determine whether the developing foetus has any chromosomal disorder or not. It is usually done within 3 months or  Ist trimister time period because if the foetus has any disorder then the foetus can be aborted....
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