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Percutaneous umbilical cord blood sampling - series—Procedure, part 1

Procedure, part 1


Guided by ultrasound, your doctor pinpoints the spot where the umbilical cord meets the placenta. He then inserts a needle through your abdomen and uterus and into the umbilical cord and withdraws a small amount of fetal blood.

Review Date 6/11/2014

Updated by: Cynthia D. White, MD, Fellow American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Group Health Cooperative, Bellevue, WA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.

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