How can a chorionic villus sampling (CVS) tell me if my baby has Alpha-mannosidosis?
A chorionic villus sampling, or CVS, is a procedure during pregnancy where some of the finger-like pieces, or villi, of the placenta are removed and tested. If there are known genetic changes for Alpha-mannosidosis in the family, genetic testing could be done on these villi to see if the baby has two changes for Alpha-mannosidosis, meaning that they have this condition. Talk to a doctor or a genetic counselor about the possibility of this testing if it is something you are interested in learning more about.
SOURCE: Emory University - Department of Human Genetics in collaboration with ThinkGenetic • https://www.thinkgenetic.com/diseases/mannosidosis-alpha-b-lysosomal/living-with/9968 • DATE UPDATED: 2016-06-15