Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling

C period - please read over the information below.  Also, in the space at the bottom on page 4 in the packet write out all of the vocabulary you have seen in pages 1-4.

Genetic Testing & Counseling -
We will touch more on this topic later on, but for now you should be aware of two types of tests that can be done during pregnancy to look for genetic disorders.

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is the removal of a small piece of tissue (chorionic villi) from the uterus during early pregnancy to screen the baby for genetic defects.

These two tests are amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling.

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