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Baby Gender Test

  • Boy or girl?
  • Find out your baby’s gender from as early as the 8th week of pregnancy
  • Just €249 for confidential results in 7 working days or upgrade to our express 4-day service for an extra €60
  • Only a blood sample is needed
  • This is 100% safe to the unborn child

Non-invasive baby gender testing you can trust from only €249

Our DNA baby gender test can accurately and non-invasively determine the gender of a baby before birth.

Most women are offered at least two ultrasound scans during pregnancy. The first scan (at around 8–14 weeks) can help to determine when the baby is due. The second scan (called the anomaly scan) is a very important prenatal ultrasound performed around the twentieth week of pregnancy. This scan is a detailed assessment of the development of your baby from head to toe, and checks for structural abnormalities, particularly in the baby’s head or spine. Gender is also apparent by this time so your sonographer may be able to tell you whether you are having a boy or girl.

However, if the sonographer can’t get a clear view of the baby’s genitals, it may not be possible to tell for sure. The scan may not be as clear as needed, the baby may be positioned awkwardly, or the sonographer may not have the sufficient expertise to interpret the image.

The only way to scientifically determine the gender of your baby – as early as the 8th week of pregnancy – is with a baby gender DNA test.

Prenatal Paternity Testing

How does the baby gender test work?

 The baby gender test requires a blood sample from the mother. This is usually taken from her arm and is processed to determine if any foetal DNA is present within her bloodstream. If foetal DNA can be found, a laboratory technique known as Next Generation Sequencing then analyses the mother’s blood to look for any Y-chromosomal DNA.

The Y chromosome is only present in males, who have one X and one Y chromosome. Females have two X chromosomes. As the Y chromosome is male-specific, the detection of a Y chromosome is indicative of a male child. If foetal DNA is detected without a Y chromosome it is indicative of a female child.

Boy or girl? Find out as early as the 8th week of pregnancy

Safe baby gender test is quick and accurate

The baby gender test is non-invasive, which means that there is no risk to the mother or the unborn child when taking this test. A blood sample is all that is needed. However, the mother must be at least 8 weeks’ pregnant to ensure that any Y chromosome present is at a detectable level.

The results will be available in 7 working days. We also offer an express 4-day service for an extra €60.00

Please note that the results of the baby gender DNA test are for information purposes to help with planning for your new arrival. Knowing your baby’s gender can help when preparing baby showers, decorating nurseries and buying clothes. The results of this test are not to be used for the purpose of gender selection.

What are the steps involved in a baby gender test?

Obtaining one of our baby gender tests could not be easier.

  1. Order your baby gender test online by clicking the Order Your Test Here button.
  2. Organise your blood sample collection from a trained phlebotomist, nurse or other medical professional. Alternatively, call Customer Services on 0140 29466 to arrange for an AlphaBiolabs Sample Collector to visit an address of your choice.
  3. Send your samples back to our laboratory
  4. Receive your baby gender results via email.

Get your results in 7 working days for just €249

 

Prenatal Paternity Testing

Just €249 for confidential results in 7 working days, or upgrade to our express 4-day service for an extra €60

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the baby gender test work?
The blood sample from the mother is processed to determine if a foetal DNA is present. It is then analysed to look for any Y-chromosomal DNA. The detection of a Y chromosome is indicative of a male child. If foetal DNA is detected without a Y chromosome it is indicative of a female child.
What samples are required?
The mother just needs to provide a blood sample. This is usually taken from the arm.
When is the earliest I can take a baby gender test?
The mother must be at least 8 weeks’ pregnant to ensure the Y chromosome (if present) is at a detectable level. Otherwise, the test may be inconclusive and may require a recollection.
How safe is the test? Are there any risks?
There is no risk to your baby other than the normal risk to the mother of having a blood sample taken.
What does non-invasive mean?
This non-invasive test uses a simple blood sample from the mother. There is no need for any needle to be inserted into the womb.
How accurate is the test?

This is a highly accurate method. However, the mother must be at least 8 weeks pregnant to ensure the Y chromosome (if present) is at a detectable level. Otherwise, the test may be inconclusive and may require a recollection.

A blood transfusion by the mother may complicate analysis. A bone marrow or stem cell transplant could also affect results.

What are the options for sample collection?
The blood sample is time sensitive and needs to be collected by a nurse, a phlebotomist or another medical professional.
Can this test be performed in twin pregnancies?
In twin pregnancies, the test will show whether at least one foetus is male or that all foetuses are female.
What if a re-collection is required?
The mother must be at least 8 weeks’ pregnant to ensure that any Y chromosome present is at a detectable level. If the blood sample has insufficient DNA then another blood sample will need to be collected. If the testing is still unsuccessful after this time, results will not be possible. This is considered an inconclusive result.
When do I get my results?
Results can be made available in 7 working days. A faster service can provide your results in 4 working days for an extra €60.00
How much does the baby gender test cost?
The baby gender test costs €249 for results in 7 working days. Our express service can provide your results in 4 working days for an extra €60.00
How do I order a baby gender test?
You can order a baby gender test here. Alternatively, you can email info@alphabiolabs.ie or call Customer Services on 0140 29466.

Order your Baby Gender Test here today