Amniotic fluid cells

Amniotic fluid consists of three major cell types, including:

• Amniotic fluid cells: This cell type forms the majority of the cells in a new culture. It has a pleomorphic appearance and has no maternal cell equivalent.

• Epithelial cell: These cells do not grow well in culture. It has cuboidal shape.

• Fibroblast cell: These cells have a thin and elongated shape. It predominates the older culture.