CVS can tell whether a baby has Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis or other genetic or chromosomal conditions. Amniocentesis can be used to diagnose a large number of genetic and chromosomal abnormalities in the fetus. It is also helpful for diagnosing the severity of Rh incompatibility, lung maturity, and neural tube defects (such as spina bifida).
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a test that can be done early in a woman’s pregnancy to determine if the fetus has certain conditions. CVS can tell whether a baby has Down syndrome, cystic fibrosis or other genetic or chromosomal conditions. DNA from a CVS test can also be used… Read More ›
Amniocentesis is a diagnostic procedure that involves withdrawing a small amount of fluid from the sac surrounding the fetus. A long, thin needle is inserted through the abdomen and into the uterus, and a small amount of fluid is taken from the sac. Before the procedure, the exact location of… Read More ›
Learn more about the Maternal Fetal Care Center on the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin website.