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CVS (chorionic villus sampling) test

At what age should one get CVS (chorionic villus sampling) test done?

I was told this type of genetic testing was not necessary until age of 37. Is that right?
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If there's no family history or other high-risk reason, they usually don't recommend having a CVS test done.  I had one done at 10 weeks when I was in my mid-30's and delivered a healthy baby girl.  From what I understand, it's very important to use only a doctor who's performed many CVS tests.  The statistics can be scary .. but from what I recall (this was 16 yrs ago), the negative talk is due to inexperienced doctors performing this test.  

I've had Amnio, too.  A CVS isn't bad at all.

Good Luck!

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I had the CVS due to family history, and we just wanted to be prepared early on if there were any complications.
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