Why would a pregnant person need chorionic villus sampling (cvs)?

Genetic testing. Chorionic villous sampling represents one of the earliest available methods to accurately diagnose genetic abnormalities such as down's syndrome. While most, if not all, of these defects are not curable, it does give the patient the earliest opportunity to decide on whether to continue the pregnancy.

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

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. Read more...

Do I have to see a specialist to get a chorionic villus sampling cvs ordered?

No. Your obgyn can order it for you by sending you to a specialist who does the procedure. Read more...
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. Read more...

Which of the two tests are better? Or are recommended? Amniocentesis or cvs (chorionic villus sampling)? No past history of any health problems.

It depends. CVS is generally thought to have a slightly higher miscarriage rate than amniocentesis, but this may not be the case everywhere. For mor e information check this link: http://www.babycenter.com/0_chorionic-villus-sampling-cvs_328.bc?page=4#articlesection8. Read more...

Chorionic villus sampling vs amniocentesis risk?

Risk. Risk of pregnancy loss with cvs and amniocentesis are equivalent. That's been shown by four different studies. In experienced hands the loss rate is something like 1 in 1600. Read more...

Is it ok to skip the amnio or chorionic villus sampling procedure? Is it required to have it at my age of 38? . What will be the consequence for me?

Please discuss with. Your OB as this should be explained by your OB , i assume you will be getting an integrated screen which is an early test to r/o downs t-18 , spinal bifida and now there are new blood tests to r/ o those problems like harmony and there are 3 others, so the majority of my pts do not get an amnio unless one of those tests is abnormal so u need to speak with your ob. Read more...

At what stage is chorionic villus sampling done?

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). Read more...

How, when is chorionic villus sampling performed?

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. Read more...

Which specific doctors perform a chorionic villus sampling test?

MFMs. Your obstetrician would refer you to a maternal-fetal medicine specialist (perinatologist) or you may have one already if a prior pregnancy or other circumstances caused your current pregnancy to be high risk. Read more...