CVS and amniocentesis diagnostic tests: description in brief
- Public Health England
- Part of:
- Sickle cell and thalassaemia screening: commission and provide, Fetal anomalies: screening, conditions, diagnosis, treatment, and Population screening programmes: leaflets and how to order them
- First published:
- 23 January 2017
This information leaflet is for pregnant women who are offered a chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis diagnostic test.
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CVS and amniocentesis are diagnostic tests that can tell for definite if a baby has a serious condition by checking their chromosomes.
This A5 leaflet is for pregnant women who are offered a CVS or amniocentesis test following fetal anomaly screening.
Local screening providers can order free supplies of this leaflet.
You can download and print out this leaflet in booklet form if your computer has that option.
Published: 23 January 2017