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Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) During Pregnancy

August 11, 2013 by HealthyFamilies BC

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CVS - Chorionic Villus Sampling - is a test that can provide important information about your baby’s health.


You may be offered Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) for various reasons, such as

  • being 40 or older
  • having a higher chance of genetic abnormality in your baby (based on prenatal genetic screening blood tests, ultrasound or NT ultrasound)
  • being pregnant with more than one baby

This diagnostic test can usually be done between 11 and 13 weeks of pregnancy. A small amount of tissue (chorionic villi) is removed through the vagina or the abdomen with a needle. You will usually get the results between weeks 13 and16 of your pregnancy.


Resources and Links:
HealthLink BC: Birth Defects Testing

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