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CVS: Chorionic Villi Sampling

Chorionic Villi Sampling is a prenatal test where a small sample of fetal placenta (chorionic villi) is obtained to perform genetic testing. Chorionic Villi sampling is similar to an amniocentesis, but can be performed earlier in a pregnancy. CVS is usually performed between the 8th and 12th week. » Read more

Alpha-Fetoprotein Test (or AFP Test)

The purpose of routine pre-natal exams is to monitor the health of both mom and baby. Typical prenatal exams consist of obtaining the mothers weight, vital signs (temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure) listening to the fetal heart beat and discussing any questions or concerns the doctor or woman may have. » Read more

Helping Students Cope with Test Anxiety

By Henry L Harris and Doris R Coy

Anxiety is a basic human emotion consisting of fear and uncertainty that typically appears when an individual perceives an event as being a threat to the ego or self-esteem (Sarason, 1988). In some instances, such as avoiding dangerous situations, anxiety can be helpful. However when taken to extremes, it may produce unwarranted results. » Read more

Glucose Tolerance Test

Around 24-28 weeks of pregnancy your doctor will likely want to screen you for gestational diabetes. Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that may develop during pregnancy. » Read more

Hysterosalpingogram

 If you are experiencing difficulties conceiving a child, your doctor may want to perform fertility testing. She may order a test called a hysterosalpingogram. » Read more