NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — Natera's SNP-based non-invasive prenatal Panorama test can detect unrecognized twin pregnancies, including vanishing twins, and fetal triploidy in women undergoing routine prenatal screening, according to a recent study by researchers at Natera and a collaborator at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. The ability to identify vanishing twins and triploid pregnancies could lower the rate of false-positive results from NIPT, prevent incorrect calls on fetal sex, and help with clinical management of triploid pregnancies, Natera said.

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