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
Health Canada http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca
Women's Health Matters http://www.womenshealthmatters.ca
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- Reviewer: Michael Woods, MD
- Review Date: 12/2014 -
- Update Date: 12/23/2014 -
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