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villus

1. Zoology anatomy any of the numerous finger-like projections of the mucous membrane lining the small intestine of many vertebrates
2. any similar membranous process, such as any of those in the mammalian placenta
3. Botany any of various hairlike outgrowths, as from the stem of a moss

villus

[′vil·əs]
(anatomy)
A fingerlike projection from the surface of a membrane.
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Checking their findings against chorionic villus sampling, the researchers identified the mutations in the circulating fetal DNA with almost 100 percent accuracy.
CHORIONIC VILLUS SAMPLING (CVS): This test is done after the 11th week of pregnancy.
Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS): Optional test performed in the ninth to 11th week.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chorionic Villus Sampling and Amniocentesis: Recommendations for Prenatal Counseling, 44 Morbidity & Mortality Wkly.
If there is an increased risk for chromosomal or genetic abnormalities, chorionic villus sampling (CVS) may be performed at ten to 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Now, amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling can tell expectant parents whether their child will be born with sickle-cell anemia, thalassemia, or certain other genetic diseases.
Based on our in-depth study and analysis of the industry, we have identified preliminary testing, first trimester screening, second trimester screening, chorionic villus sampling testing and amniocentesis testing as the major areas of testing in the US prenatal testing market.
In these cases, the NIPT results did not match the fetal karyotype results, which were obtained through amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.
Conventional invasive prenatal genetic tests such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are associated with the chance of miscarriage, which is the prime reason for their replacement with new non-invasive prenatal tests.
For decades, women have undergone amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling in an attempt to learn whether their fetus carries genetic abnormalities.
The test known as Chorionic Villus sampling, or CVS, is a prenatal test that can often detect genetic abnormalities and chromosomal disorders.
Such a fetal gender determination test would be the first of its kind, and an attractive alternative to amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.