Chorionic Villus Sampling and Amniocentesis Test 

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis are tests performed in pregnancy to identify chromosomal abnormalities such as Down syndrome or genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis.

Prior to having a CVS or an amniocentesis it is important that you have a good understanding of the risks and limitations of each procedure.

Mater's Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine has put together some information for you to consider but it is not intended to take the place of comprehensive counselling available at the centre.

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis information for expectant parents.

Centre for Maternal Fetal Medicine
Level 7
Mater Mothers' Hospitals
Raymond Terrace
South Brisbane Qld 4101
Phone: 07 3163 1896
Fax: 07 3163 1890

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For urgent assessment at any stage of your pregnancy, please present to your nearest emergency centre or Mater Mothers’ 24/7 Pregnancy Assessment Centre in South Brisbane.

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