Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
CVS allows first-trimester evaluation of the fetal cells for genetic disease. Under ultrasound guidance from 10 to 13 weeks gestation, either a thin tube is passed through the cervix or a needle is passed through the abdomen into the placenta to obtain a small tissue sample. Results are often available within a week.
The following Crozer-Keystone hospitals provide chorionic villus sampling services:
Delaware County Memorial Hospital
501 North Lansdowne Avenue
Drexel Hill, PA 19026
Call 1-800-CK-HEALTH for additional information or to schedule an appointment.