The SOMATEX ANTENATAL PUNCTURE NEEDLE is utilized in antenatal diagnostics to perform amniocentesis. The cannula tip has been specifically designed for this purpose and it has a very high echogenity. Easier and less traumatic penetration of the abdominal wall can be achieved due to the sharpness of the cannula tip. The cannula itself consists of a highly solid metal alloy. Three cannula diameters are available and these are also available in various lengths. The SOMATEX ANTENATAL PUNCTURE NEEDLE is more advantageous than other cannulas due to the atraumatic sharp cannula grind, the echogenic needle tip, the extremely rigid stainless construction, and the silicone coating.