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A 41-year-old member asked:

Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) can test for what all diseases?

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Dr. George Klauber
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?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Kevin Daus
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.
A 46-year-old member asked:

How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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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How is the chorionic villus grown and tested after chorionic villus sampling?
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Chorionic villus sampling vs amniocentesis risk?
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Someone here please explain the difference between chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis?
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Can I do chorionic villus sampling in the first trimester?
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What is the definition or description of: ultrasound-guided chorionic villus sampling?
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