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chorionic villus sampling (CVS)
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chorionic villus sampling (CVS)


For many couples, an advantage to chorionic villus sampling (CVS) relative to amniocentesis is that it can be done five weeks earlier.
  a prenatal test to detect birth defects at an early stage of pregnancy; tissue from the chorionic villi is assayed
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Associated words [difficulty]:   chorionic villus sampling (CVS) , amniocentesis [9] , biopsy [5] , pap smear [8] , triglycerides [8] , amniocentesis [9] , creatinine [9] , electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG) [9] , spinal tap [9] , uric acid [9]
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