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Who should be tested with chorionic villus sampling (CVS)?

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The American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology recommends offering CVS to:

Your health care provider can advise you on whether this test is right for you. Only you and your partner can decide whether you should have it.

  • Pregnant women who’ll be 35 or older on their due date or who have abnormal genetic test results
  • Couples who’ve had a child with a birth defect
  • Couples with a family history of certain birth defects
  • Couples with a parent that has a chromosomal abnormality or genetic disease

From: Pregnancy and Chorionic Villus Sampling WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on September 20, 2018

Medically Reviewed on 09/20/2018

SOURCE: March of Dimes web site.
 

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on September 20, 2018

SOURCE: March of Dimes web site.
 

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on September 20, 2018

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