Monday, April 16, 2012

How to prevent Trisomy 13:

Trisomy 13 can be diagnosed before birth by amniocentesis with chromosome studies of the amniotic cells. Parents of infants with Trisomy 13 that is caused by a translocation should have genetic testing and counseling, which may help them avoid having another child with the condition. Call for an appointment with your doctor if you have had a child with Trisomy 13 and you plan to have another child. Genetic counseling can help families understand the condition, the risk of inheriting it, and how to care for the patient.

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