Muestra de vellosidad coriónica

El corion es la porción de la membrana fetal que paulatinamente forma el lado fetal de la placenta. Éste contiene vellosidades coriónicas, que son pequeñas salientes semejantes a dedos. Estas vellosidades se cortan con tijeras o se succionan para analizarlas. Debido a que su origen es fetal, al examinar las muestras se puede obtener una estructura genética del feto. Este examen se realiza para detectar defectos congénitos a tiempo. La muestra se utiliza para estudiar el ADN, los cromosomas y las enzimas del feto. El examen puede realizarse antes de la amniocentesis, aproximadamente de 10 a 12 semanas después de la falta de un período menstrual.Muestra de vellosidad coriónica

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Last reviewed 8/7/2012 by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, and David R. Eltz. Previously reviewed by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Susan Storck, MD, FACOG, Chief, Eastside Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Group Health Cooperative of Puget Sound, Bellevue, Washington; Clinical Teaching Faculty, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Washington School of Medicine (5/31/2012)

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