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Are There Means To Detect If Twins Are Identical Or Not?

Is there a way to tell if twins are identical, besides 1 or 2 placentas? an inexpensive way-the records have been destroyed. twin 1 has developed ALS-twin 2 is worried. Twin 2 also had a pantant ductus valve that did not close,1 did not There mother and father are deceased.
Mon, 31 Aug 2020
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Hi,

Identical twins are of the same sex, and looks quite similar. The look may change over time due to environmental factors. Definitive way of testing is genetic testing, but is expensive.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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Are There Means To Detect If Twins Are Identical Or Not?

Hi, Identical twins are of the same sex, and looks quite similar. The look may change over time due to environmental factors. Definitive way of testing is genetic testing, but is expensive. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician