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What is chorionic villus sampling?

Q: What is chorion biopsy/chromosmal tests? Is it gender testing? From which week of pregnancy till which week can it be done? Is it done in India? If no, where all is it done?

A:The chorionic villus sampling is done from 11 weeks of pregnancy onwards. It is usually done for making a diagnosis of any genetic diseases. The Government of India has forbidden any one in India to do gender testing for social reasons, and this is unlawful. So this is not possible in India. Chorionic villus sampling is available at medical institutions having a department of genetics


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