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