Amniocentesis (also called amnio) is a common prenatal test used to diagnose certain birth defects and genetic conditions. Genetic conditions are health conditions and birth defects that are passed down to a baby from mom and dad. They may cause health problems for a baby.
Chorionic Villous Sampling
Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a prenatal test. It’s used to diagnose certain birth defects and genetic abnormalities in your baby. Genetic abnormalities are changes in the genes that are passed down to a baby from mom or dad. These genetic changes can cause health problems for a baby.
Multifetal Pregnancy Reduction
An SIS is a GYN ultrasound where a small amount of sterile saline is placed within your uterus to better evaluate the endometrial lining. Your doctor may order this test if you have a history of abnormal and or irregular vaginal bleeding or if your doctor suspects that you might have polyps or fibroids within your endometrial cavity. SIS is sometimes obtained if a patient has a history of multiple miscarriages or infertility. It can also be used to help determine if your uterus is shaped normally (ie that you do not have uterine malformation).