Prenatal Test: Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)enparents quick test examines fetal blood directly from the umbilical cord. It's used to detect disorders in the fetus. cordocentesis, fetal blood sampling, umbilical vein sampling, Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling, PUBS, prenatal, prenatal tests, screen, screening, exam, pelvic, uterus, vagina, cervix, cervical test, pap smear, fetus, embryo, second trimester02/05/201808/08/201809/02/2019Armando Fuentes, MD08/02/20185d54c50c-8330-4a32-822c-e65c8042fc75<h3>What Is Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling (PUBS)?</h3> <p>This quick test &mdash; also called cordocentesis, fetal blood sampling, or umbilical vein sampling &mdash; examines fetal blood directly from the umbilical cord. It's used to detect disorders in the fetus.</p> <p>PUBS isn't done as commonly as other diagnostic tests (such as <a href="">amniocentesis</a> and <a href="">chorionic villus sampling</a>), but may be used if results from those tests are not conclusive.</p> <h3>Why Is Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling Done?</h3> <p>Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling usually is done in addition to an <a href="">ultrasound</a> and amniocentesis if a health care provider:</p> <ul> <li>needs to quickly check a baby's chromosomes for defects or disorders</li> <li>is concerned that the baby may have another problem, such as a low platelet count or a <a href="" style="font-size: 1em;">thyroid condition</a><span style="font-size: 1em;"><br /></span></li> </ul> <p>The advantage to PUBS is its speed. If the fetus might be <a href="">anemic</a> or have a platelet disorder, this test is the only way to confirm it because it uses a blood sample rather than an amniotic fluid sample. It also allows transfusion of blood or needed fluids into the baby while the needle is in place.</p> <h3>Should I Have Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling?</h3> <p>Your health care provider may recommend this test if:</p> <ul> <li>an abnormality was noted on an ultrasound</li> <li>results from other tests aren't conclusive</li> <li><a href="">Rh incompatibility</a> might be an issue</li> <li>the baby might have an infection (such as <a href="">toxoplasmosis</a>)</li> </ul> <p>Risks are associated with PUBS, such as <a href="">miscarriage</a> or infection. Discuss the risks and benefits with your health care provider if you choose to have this test.</p> <h3>What Happens During a Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Sampling?</h3> <p>This test takes a fetal blood sample by guiding a needle into the umbilical cord. A fine needle is passed through the abdomen and uterus into the umbilical cord, then the blood is withdrawn for testing.</p> <h3>When Are Percutaneous Umbilical Blood Samplings Done?</h3> <p>Percutaneous umbilical blood sampling&nbsp;usually is done after the 18th week of pregnancy.</p> <h3>When Are the Results Available?</h3> <p>PUBS results usually are ready within 3 days.</p>Examen prenatal: Muestra percutánea de sangre del cordón umbilicalEste examen rápido, también llamado "cordocentesis", "muestra de sangre fetal" o "muestra de una vena umbilical", examina la sangre fetal directamente del cordón umbilical. Se utiliza para detectar trastornos en el feto.
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