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What are the benefits of amniocentesis vs. cvs?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Fewer complications: While both tests are very accurate, a cvs has a higher miscarriage rate than an amnio.
Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Earlier evaluation: Cvs can be performed much earlier towards the end of the first trimester whereas amniocentesis is performed in the middle of the second trimester.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Should I have cvs or amniocentesis?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Maybe: CVS and amniocentesis are tests that some patients will choose to have to help get a diagnosis. They allow testing of the baby's genes and help diagnosis genetic defects. These tests are not done routinely on everyone but rather on those who are at high risk for genetic diseases. Age > 35 or an abnormal blood test for Down syndrome would be examples of those who might consider this.

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