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FNC

Abbreviation for:
Family Nurse Clinician
fatty nutritional cirrhosis
fine-needle cytology
full nursing care
funded nursing care

sampling

(sam'pling)
The process of selecting a portion or part to represent the whole.

chorionic villus sampling

Abbreviation: CVS
A procedure for obtaining a sample of the chorionic villi. In one method, a catheter is inserted into the cervix and the outer portion of the membranes surrounding the fetus. Microscopic and chemical examination of the sample is useful in prenatal evaluation of the chromosomal, enzymatic, and DNA status of the fetus. CVS may be performed between gestational weeks 8 and 12 in women who are at high-risk for serious fetal chromosomal abnormalities.

Patient care

Ultrasonography precedes the CVS in order to identify the location of the fetus and placenta and to avoid injury. Based on ultrasonographic findings, the CVS is performed either through the vagina (with a speculum to visualize the cervix) or through the lower abdominal wall (with a needle). The patient is prepared in either case with sterile cleansing of the area. Her Rh status is determined, and Rh negative women are given Rh immunoglobulin after CVS. Many women experience cramping or pelvic pressure during the procedure. Potential complications include postprocedure bleeding, infection (chorioamnionitis), fetal injury, or miscarriage, which occurs after roughly 1% to 2% of CVS procedures. After CVS a friend, partner, spouse, or family member should drive the patient home. Activities should be limited for about 24 hr. Women affected by symptoms suggestive of complications should return promptly for follow-up care.

fetal scalp blood sampling

The process of obtaining a small amount of blood from the fetal scalp for pH testing. When the monitor recording suggests fetal compromise during labor, the physician or nurse-midwife may elect to perform this procedure. The normal finding for fetal pH is at or above 7.25. Findings between 7.20 and 7.24 indicate a preacidotic state; if the pH is below 7.20, acidosis is present.

fine-needle capillary sampling

Abbreviation: FNC
A means of obtaining cells from tissue by repeatedly entering the tissue with a small gauge (e.g. 27g) needle that is not attached to a syringe. The cells obtained in the needle tip are expelled onto a microscope slide for cytologic analysis. FNC is used, often along with fine-needle aspiration biopsy, in the evaluation of thyroid nodules. Synonym: fine-needle nonaspiration biopsy

percutaneous blood sampling

Abbreviation: PUBS
Cordocentesis.

random sampling

Randomization.

fine-needle capillary sampling

Abbreviation: FNC
A means of obtaining cells from tissue by repeatedly entering the tissue with a small gauge (e.g. 27g) needle that is not attached to a syringe. The cells obtained in the needle tip are expelled onto a microscope slide for cytologic analysis. FNC is used, often along with fine-needle aspiration biopsy, in the evaluation of thyroid nodules. Synonym: fine-needle nonaspiration biopsy
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