A 41-year-old member asked:
Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) can test for what all diseases?
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Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Chromasomal or: Genetic disorders. Can detect missing or extra chromasomes, i.e. 47 instead of 46 present in down syndrome. Can test for genetic, inherited disorders like cystic fibrosis or tay-sachs disease.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Is the chorionic villus sampling cvs a risky thing to do?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
Yes and no: Any time you have a procedure like this done it can make you loose the pregnancy.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?
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American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
First trimester: Cvs can be performed as early as 9 to 12 weeks of gestation - compared to amniocentesis that is usually done at 1bout 15 weeks.
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Last updated Jul 20, 2012
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