Panorama is the only prenatal blood test that can tell you whether your twins are identical or fraternal, helps identify risk for more conditions than any other NIPT for twins, as well as provide information regarding the sex of each twin sex of each twin (boy/boy, boy/girl, girl/girl)
Why is identifying 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (DiGeorge syndrome/VCFS/22q) important?
22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2ds) is common, with a similar incidence to cystic fibrosis. It has been estimated to be present in around 1 in 2000 people in the general population*, although this is likely to be an underestimate as recent studies have shown incidence rates as high as 1 in 9922 in the prenatal population. 22q11.2ds is associated with a wide range of birth defects, as well as mild-to-moderate intellectual disabilities. There are many differences that individuals with 22q11.2ds may experience; early intervention can be important for improving outcomes.