chorionic villus sampling

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chorionic villus sampling

n. Abbr. CVS
A prenatal test to detect birth defects that is performed at an early stage of pregnancy and involves retrieval and examination of tissue from the chorionic villi. Also called chorionic villus biopsy.

chorionic villus sampling

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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a method of diagnosing genetic disorders early in pregnancy by the removal by catheter through the cervix or abdomen of a tiny sample of tissue from the chorionic villi. Abbreviation: CVS

chorion′ic vil′lus sam`pling


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a test for detecting birth defects in early pregnancy involving examination of cells obtained from the chorionic villus. Abbr.: CVS
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Noun1.chorionic villus sampling - a prenatal test to detect birth defects at an early stage of pregnancy; tissue from the chorionic villi is assayed
biopsy - examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
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The patient was offered a chorionic villi sampling; the genetic analysis was normal.
The most important point about chorionic villi sampling or amniocentesis is the risk of Rh sensitization that it take that mother's Rh- and embryo's Rh+.
In fact, even among patients who reported their highest level of education as college or graduate school, 64% said they were not sure what level of risk would make them consider a diagnostic test such as amniocentesis or chorionic villi sampling, Dr.
The new test can be performed on conventional samples, such as blood and prenatal specimens including amniotic fluid and chorionic villi sampling (CVS).
Cells collected from an amniocentesis and chorionic villi sampling is the only way to know with certainty whether your child has any chromosomal abnormality.