Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Reference Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) Opens New Window is a test done during early pregnancy that can find certain problems with your Reference baby (fetus) Opens New Window.
Cells from your baby are looked at carefully for the proper number and arrangement of the genetic material (Reference chromosomes Opens New Window) that show genetic diseases. Normally there are 46 chromosomes in each cell, arranged in 23 pairs. Chromosomes also tell the sex of your baby. It may take 1 to 2 weeks to get CVS results.
No abnormalities are found in the genetic material of the chorionic villus cells.
Abnormalities are found in the genetic material of the chorionic villus cells.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: Reference April 4, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH - Reproductive Genetics