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Chromosome Analysis, Chorionic villus

 Overview Brief

Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus is a prenatal test that also examines chromosomal and genetic disorders. [2]

What is Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test?

The Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test can give information about the baby’s genetic structure. Normally, it is conducted when the test results may have an important impact on the supervision of the pregnancy or the patients wish to go on with the pregnancy. [1]

Why is Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test suggested?

Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test is suggested in case of:

  • Positive results from a prenatal screening test.
  • Chromosomal condition in a previous pregnancy.
  • A woman is 35 or older.
  • The family history of a particular genetic condition.
  • Partner is an identified carrier of a genetic condition.

The Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test cannot detect neural tube defects. [1]

How is Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test performed?

After an ultrasound, cells are collected from the placenta.

 What are the parameters measured in the Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test?

During Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test, there’s a very slight chance of a false-positive test — when the test is positive, however, no disease exists.

Preparation before performing Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test

Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test requires some preparation beforehand. It is advisable to discuss the same with your doctor prior to the test.

Post-care after Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test

Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test is a simple procedure. No special care is required to post the sample for testing has been given.  A bandage may be required as blood is drawn.

 Sample types in Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test

A sample of Chorionic Villi is taken in the Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test.

Side effects/risks of Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test

There might be a small amount of vaginal bleeding after the Chromosome Analysis Chorionic villus Test is performed. [1]

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