David Knuffke Is an Educator Based on Long Island.

You can learn more about his work here.

Look!  It’s the first picture of my child!   Genetic Counselor:  ”You’re amniocentesis results are normal.” Us:  ”Great news!  Can we have a copy of the karyotype” This stumped the poor woman for a moment.  Turns out that due to the low frequency of biology teacher couples that come in for an amnio, the labs don’t even send the karyotype to the clinic.  They just send a letter saying everything is all good.   But the lab was kind enough to mail us a copy.   46XY = good to go.

Look!  It’s the first picture of my child!  

Genetic Counselor:  ”You’re amniocentesis results are normal.”

Us:  ”Great news!  Can we have a copy of the karyotype”

This stumped the poor woman for a moment.  Turns out that due to the low frequency of biology teacher couples that come in for an amnio, the labs don’t even send the karyotype to the clinic.  They just send a letter saying everything is all good.  

But the lab was kind enough to mail us a copy.  

46XY = good to go.