Genetic testing in pregnancy with Amnio and CVS carries risk of miscarriage, but what about the non-invasive tests that most women have that lead to the recommendation to have an Amnio or CVS?Right now, genetic testing in pregnancy is undergoing a seismic shift. There are many different tests that are offered to pregnant moms to screen for genetic conditions. These combined and integrated screens rely upon a combination of ultrasound plus a series of blood tests for pregnancy hormones and proteins....more
Hey Moms, do you remember the heart-wrenching decisions you had to make about prenatal diagnostic testing when you were pregnant? Should you do the triple-screen AFP test at 15 weeks? Or should you do the nuchal translucency ultrasound plus blood tests for hormone markers at 11-13 weeks. Or should you suck it up and go for the gold standard -- chorionic villus sampling (CVS) or amniocentesis? Hold onto your maternity pants, because a new test is in the works, and things are about to change.
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