In context of Amniocentesis, which of the following statement is incorrect?

  • Option 1)

    It is usually done when a woman is between 14 - 16 months pregnant.

  • Option 2)

    It is used for prenatal sex determination.

  • Option 3)

    It can be used for detection of Down syndrome.

  • Option 4)

    It can be used for detection of Cleft palate.

 

Answers (1)

As we discussed in

amniocentesis -

A foetal sex determination test based on the chromosomal pattern in the amniotic fluid surrounding the developing embryo.

- wherein

This process has been banned in India to check increasing female foeticides, massive child immunisation, etc.

 

 Amniocentesis cannot determine developmental  abnormalities.


Option 1)

It is usually done when a woman is between 14 - 16 months pregnant.

Incorrect

Option 2)

It is used for prenatal sex determination.

Incorrect

Option 3)

It can be used for detection of Down syndrome.

Incorrect

Option 4)

It can be used for detection of Cleft palate.

Correct

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