Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com

Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/index.php)
-   Moms of Many or Multiples (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=181)
-   -   Twins... identical or not? (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1461756)

nevergivingaway 11-08-2012 10:05 AM

Twins... identical or not?
 
Anyone ever have (or know of anyone) that has ever had a test done to determine if their twins are identical or not? Just curious.

TwinKristi 11-08-2012 01:42 PM

I had one done for free through an MIT twin language research study. They did a swab test at 5yrs old and are identical. I suspected they were but was told since pregnancy they were fraternal. Now there's no mistaking it, absolutely identical!!

HeidiMarie 11-08-2012 08:26 PM

Re: Twins... identical or not?
 
I had my twins tested as well. I was told the entire pregnancy they were fraternal but when they were born, they looked very similar and had the same blood type. I had them tested around age 1 because I was so curious and I am so glad to know now!

twinmomstl 11-08-2012 08:30 PM

Re: Twins... identical or not?
 
I believe they automatically tested my twins at birth. I was told they were fraternal when I was prego but at our first pediatric appointment my dr said they were identical.

TwinKristi 11-08-2012 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twinmomstl
I believe they automatically tested my twins at birth. I was told they were fraternal when I was prego but at our first pediatric appointment my dr said they were identical.

That's the placenta, they don't typically do zygosity testing in the hospital but I suppose it's possible. They tested the placenta at the hospital after birth and said it was 85% chance fraternal. I guess it was also 85% wrong! LOL

nevergivingaway 11-10-2012 03:10 PM

Re: Twins... identical or not?
 
Where did you have it done?

Tina5834 11-10-2012 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TwinKristi
I had one done for free through an MIT twin language research study. They did a swab test at 5yrs old and are identical. I suspected they were but was told since pregnancy they were fraternal. Now there's no mistaking it, absolutely identical!!

Your kids are adorable!

ziursrm 11-11-2012 10:33 AM

Re: Twins... identical or not?
 
We had ours tested at just a few months old using an online zygosity testing service. We really wanted to know so a friend purchased it as a gift to us. It cost about $100 and took about 3 weeks for results. It confirmed they are identical, which didn't surprise us.

TwinKristi 11-12-2012 10:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TinaDeanette

Your kids are adorable!

Thank you! :-)

TwinKristi 11-12-2012 10:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nevergivingaway
Where did you have it done?

You can have it done by mail for $100 I think!

http://www.proactivegenetics.com/twi...-overview.html

http://www.dnalabcenter.com/Twin-Zygosity-Test.html


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:23 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors