Chromosome Disorders. Prenatal Diagnosis. Amniocentesis. A small sample of the amniotic fluid surrounding the baby is removed using a syringe. The fluid contains skin cells from the baby. The skin cells are grown in the lab.
every cell of the body
***remember, a woman is born with all of her egg cells, but meiosis is not yet complete
(egg development stops in prophase I until the follicle matures prior to ovulation)