Chorionic villus sampling (CVS)

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What client group does CVS apply to?
when there is a higher risk of a genetic condition (to women over 40)
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What are the 2 methods of CVS?
- transabdominal CVS - tanscervical CVS
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How is transabdominal CVS performed?
Transabdominal- a hollow needle is insertated through the abdmen and placenta - cells are taken- lab for analysis
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How is transcervical CVS performed?
- a tube or forceps are insertaed through the cervix - forceps or tube take a sample of cells from placenta - lab for analysis
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Why is CVS done?
Can detect genetic conditions such as Down's or Edwards Syndrome
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What if results are negative?
Can be fully prepared for arrival of baby or consider termination
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