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Is a cvs a higher risk procedure than amniocentesis?

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Dr. Gerard Honore
Fertility Medicine
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In brief: Yes, if

Depending on when the amnio is done; if done at 16-18 weeks, the amnio risk is somewhat lower (around 1/200.
).

In brief: Yes, if

Depending on when the amnio is done; if done at 16-18 weeks, the amnio risk is somewhat lower (around 1/200.
).
Dr. Gerard Honore
Dr. Gerard Honore
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Dr. Erin Alward
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: No

Amniocentesis is usually offered between 15-20 weeks, with a pregnancy loss rate of about 1 in 300-500.
Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) is offered after 9 weeks. The pregnancy loss rate appears to be about the same as amniocentesis. There are additional fetal risks if it is performed before 7 weeks. The benefit of cvs is earlier detection, which allows for safer termination, if desired.

In brief: No

Amniocentesis is usually offered between 15-20 weeks, with a pregnancy loss rate of about 1 in 300-500.
Chorionic villus sampling (cvs) is offered after 9 weeks. The pregnancy loss rate appears to be about the same as amniocentesis. There are additional fetal risks if it is performed before 7 weeks. The benefit of cvs is earlier detection, which allows for safer termination, if desired.
Dr. Erin Alward
Dr. Erin Alward
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