Chorionic Villus Sampling (cont.)

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Who should receive CVS testing?

CVS testing is generally offered to women or couples who have one of the following:

  • Women aged 35 or greater
  • Couples with a family history of genetic disorders or birth defects
  • Women with other abnormalities found in prenatal testing

Genetic counseling and a full discussion of the risks and benefits of the procedure are recommended before undergoing CVS testing.

Some women should not receive CVS testing. CVS testing is typically not recommended for:

Additionally, women with uterine fibroids or a titled uterus may not be good candidates for transcervical CVS testing.

REFERENCE: American Pregnancy Association. Chorionic villus sampling.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/30/2013

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