I am a pre-nursing student who has been working in medical genetics for the last 6 yrs. I have worked in prenatal testing, reading mostly amnios but also some FISH testing and post-natal testing on newborns. Just curious, how many tri 18s do you typically see? How are they treated, since it is my understanding their life expectancy is very short? I am always so curious what happens to the abnormal cases we read. How this info is given to the family, the prognosis for the child etc. It drives me nuts when the directors at my lab get so 'excited' at the rare deletions, inversions, translocations, etc that come thru!
I am always thinking...HEY there's a baby and a family at the other end of that diagnosis!!!! anyway, I'd appreciate the info!