Chorionic Villi Sampling
Who Should Have CVS?
- Age 35 years old or older when you give birth.
- Family history of certain birth defects.
- Previous child with a birth defect.
- Abnormal results on other genetic screening tests.
Understanding the Procedure
Risks of Having CVS
American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists http://www.acog.org/
International Childbirth Education Association http://www.icea.org/
Baby Center http://www.babycenter.ca/
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca/
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Prenatal Care and Tests. United States Department of Health and Human Services Women's Health website. Available at: http://womenshealth.gov/pregnancy/you-are-pregnant/prenatal-care-tests.html. Updated September 27, 2010. Accessed December 7, 2012.
Prenatal Diagnosis: Amniocentesis and CVS. American Academy of Family Physician's Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/pregnancy-newborns/fetal-health/prenatal-diagnosis-amniocentesis-and-cvs.html. Updated August 2010. Accessed December 7, 2012.
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- Reviewer: Brian Randall, MD
- Review Date: 12/2012 -
- Update Date: 12/17/2012 -
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