What is CVS testing?
This diagnostic test involves a sample of the chorionic villi (tiny finger like projection on the placenta). These cells contain genetic information that can analyze chromosomal abnormalities and inform you on your baby’s gender as well if you want to know. This test is used to determine specific conditions such as:
Certain types of hemophilia
Duchene’s Muscular Dystrophy
Sickle Cell Anemia
If you have a family history of any of the above and/or are over 35 years old, your doctor may recommend a CVS test.