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CVS and amniocentesis: information for parents
What is this leaflet about?
CVS is a test to take a sample of the placenta. The cells in the placenta are a genetic copy of the baby's cells. These cells can be analysed to check the baby's chromosomes or to look for rare genetic diseases in families known to be at risk. This booklet gives you some information about the chorionic villus sampling (CVS) diagnostic test so you can decide whether to have the test.
Who produced this leaflet?
NHS Fetal Anomaly Screening Programme
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