CVS Pregnancy Test: 4 Interesting Points To Know

CVS pregnancy test 1is performed with the unborn baby, in the mother’s womb, to check whether the development of the baby at the genetic level is normal or not.

In this article, we will try to cover all the aspects of the CVS procedure2, including the CVS pregnancy test kit, military personnel permanently assigned, and many other interesting concepts. 

1. What Is CVS Pregnancy Test

CVS pregnancy test stands for chorionic villus sampling. This test is used to determine the possible complications of chromosomal abnormality in the unborn baby. This test is valid all over the world whether it is in states or in the U.S Territories.

Every hospital which performs this test or offers a CVS pregnancy test has a proper customer service team. This customer service team identifies the patients who are located nearby and provides the facilities as soon as possible.

2. Who Gets the CVS Pregnancy Test Offer

CVS pregnancy test is not offered in a normal pregnancy but rather offered in cases where there is a family history of a genetic disorder or high chances of chromosomal abnormalities3. Often the U.S. duty offers are offered with this test. This test is also offered to women who already suffer from pregnancy affected by a genetic condition.

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3. CVS Procedure

CVs are generally carried out when the pregnancy is between the 11th and 14th weeks. Although this is not permanent, it sometimes can be done in the later stages. In the CVS pregnancy test a small amount of sample is taken from the placenta in the womb through the cervix.

  • The sample is taken in one or two ways. The very first method is the transabdominal CVS4. In this method, a needle is inserted in the womb and a sample is taken.
  • The next method is transcervical CVS5. In this method, a tube or sometimes very small forceps are inserted into the womb through the cervix to collect the sample.

The CVS pregnancy test only takes ten minutes. This procedure is painless and hence requires no use of anaesthesia. 

“Call our customer service” is the option which is available in almost every hospital where this CVS testing is done. With this service, you can call the customers who already had taken the CVS testing from that particular hospital or from a particular CVS pharmacy. 

However, most people are afraid and do not trust doctors for this test. In that case, this “call our customer service” plays a vital role for both customers and patients.

4. Time Taken for a CVS Pregnancy Test Result

The report is given after three days to the patients. Patients who are located nearby to the CVS pharmacy can go after three days and collect their reports from CVS pharmacy. The assigned or temporary CVS pharmacy support is responsible for giving the correct CVS test pregnancy report to the customers or patients.

After the CVS test report, it is matched with the ultrasound report and if both reports indicate that your baby is having any genetic disorder, then your doctor will consult with you for further steps.

But if the CVS pregnancy report does not match with the previous ultrasound, then your doctor will advise you to wait, until more clarity through the CVS pregnancy test is not reported. After that, your doctor will suggest you make the decision whether to keep this pregnancy or terminate it.

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

If the condition and after all the investigation, the reports tell that the unborn baby has a very high chance of having a genetic abnormality, then the pregnancy is terminated by the doctor. This is usually done to save the mother’s life and to avoid more complications in the future.

5. Final Note

Saving both the mother’s and the unborn baby’s life is important. Thus every pregnant mother who has some risk of this condition, should take the CVS test and be sure of their health condition. This is of utmost importance, since later your baby might face some terrible genetic conditions, and you as parents would definitely not want your child to suffer.

So, one should take precautions before being sorry. We hope by now you have a clear idea of what is CVS test and why it is crucial for mothers. 

6. Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. Is CVS Safe During Pregnancy?

Chorionic villus sampling, or CVS testing, is done during pregnancy to determine if the fetus has certain genetic problems. You do not need to take CVS testing. If you choose to do so, you will undergo it when you are around 10 to 13 weeks pregnant. The test is safe, causes minimal discomfort and is very accurate.

Q2. Do I Need a CVS Test for Pregnancy?

CVS is not your routine test. However, if there is a higher-than-average chance of having a baby with a genetic disorder or birth defect, doctors may recommend it. CVS can find certain problems, but it cannot guarantee that your baby will be born healthy. No test can do that.

Q3. Is the CVS Test Painful?

CVS is usually described as discomfort rather than pain. Often, an injection of local anaesthetic will be given before transabdominal CVS to numb the needle site, but you may have abdominal pain afterwards.

Q4. How Accurate Are CVS Pregnancy?

If you’re trying to get pregnant, the CVS Health Early Pregnancy Test can help you determine whether you might be pregnant in minutes. This new and improved test is more than 99% accurate from the day you get your period.

  1. Ogilvie, Caroline, and Ranjit Akolekar. “Pregnancy loss following amniocentesis or CVS sampling—time for a reassessment of risk.” Journal of Clinical Medicine 3.3 (2014): 741-746. ↩︎
  2. Akolekar, Ranjit, et al. “Procedure‐related risk of miscarriage following amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling: a systematic review and meta‐analysis.” Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology 45.1 (2015): 16-26. ↩︎
  3. Magli, M. C., L. Gianaroli, and A. P. Ferraretti. “Chromosomal abnormalities in embryos.” Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology 183 (2001): S29-S34.
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  4. Smidt‐Jensen, Steen, and John Philip. “Comparison of transabdominal and transcervical CVS and amniocentesis: sampling success and risk.” Prenatal diagnosis 11.8 (1991): 529-537. ↩︎
  5. Smidt‐Jensen, Steen, and John Philip. “Comparison of transabdominal and transcervical CVS and amniocentesis: sampling success and risk.” Prenatal diagnosis 11.8 (1991): 529-537. ↩︎

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