Chorionic Villus Sampling

by Cathy Parkes October 01, 2020 Updated: February 16, 2024

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is a procedure used to identify chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. A small sample of placenta tissue is removed from the uterus. Key Advantage: CVS is done earlier, so it provides an EARLIER diagnosis.

Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) is a procedure used to identify chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. During CVS, a small sample of placenta tissue is removed from the uterus.

Key Advantage of CVS: CVS is done earlier (~10-12 weeks gestation) vs. amniocentesis (~15 weeks gestation), so it provides an EARLIER diagnosis.

To learn more, see our full article on Chorionic Villus Sampling.


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