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This prenatal test involves taking a small sample of cells from the placenta to check for birth defects, genetic diseases, and other problems. Candidates for the test include pregnant women age 35 years or older, couples who have had a child with a birth defect, and pregnant woman who have had other abnormal genetic test results. Potential risks of the test include miscarriage and infection. Cells may be collected through the vagina or through the abdomen.

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