cordocentesis (kor-doh-sen-tee-sis) n. the removal of a sample of fetal blood by inserting a fine hollow needle through the abdominal wall of a pregnant woman, under ultrasound guidance, into the umbilical vein. It is commonly performed for confirmation of fetal packed cell volume prior to intrauterine transfusion.
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