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A 24-year-old member asked:

do i have to see a specialist to get a chorionic villus sampling cvs ordered?

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Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
No: Your obgyn can order it for you by sending you to a specialist who does the procedure.
Dr. Miguel Cano
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
YES!!: You need a specialist, a maternal-fetal expert, also called a perinatologist to do this. Your OB can order it, but you need a specialist with experience & skills to minimize risks to your fetus.

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What are the side effects of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

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Ovulation: Hcg is a benign medication for most women. Ovulation is triggered with its use. There can be rare allergic reactions or burning with injection.
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What should I do if I miss a dose of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg) ?

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Talk to MD: Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is used to initiate ovulation, which occurs in 36-44 hr after the injection. Timing may be off schedule if the dose is missed, so follow up with your doctor.
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What does it mean to have a chorionic gonadotropin assay?

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HCG assay: Hcg is the hormone produced by the placental cells, and its level can be measured to diagnose or monitor a pregnancy. Hcg can be detected by commercial blood test as early as 5 days after implantation, or 7-10 days using the urine test. Because hcg's structure is similar to lh's, it can also be used to induce ovulation. After an HCG injection, the medication is completely elimnated after a week.
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At what stage is chorionic villus sampling done?

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10-12 weeks: Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) obtains cells from the fetoplacenta for testing at 10-12 weeks of pregnancy, amniocentesis obtains fetal skin/urine cells at 16-18 weeks. Higher risks for miscarriage (2-3% for cvs, <0.5% or negligible for amnio) balance against the cvs advantage of testing before a women "shows, " preserving the privacy of pregnancy (testing).
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What instruments are used to perform a chorionic villi sampling?

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Dr. Troy Reyna
Pediatric Surgery 44 years experience
Ultrasound: Ultrasound is used to assess the anatomy of the fetus and placenta. This allows directed placement of the biopsy needle to get a speciman. This is usually done under local anesthesia.

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