- 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
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.
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.
- Order your baby gender test online by clicking the Order Your Test Here button.
- 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.
- Send your samples back to our laboratory.
- Receive your baby gender results via email.
Get your results in 7 working days for just €249.
Just €249 for confidential results in 7 working days, or upgrade to our express 4-day service for an extra €60
Frequently Asked Questions
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A blood transfusion by the mother may complicate analysis. A bone marrow or stem cell transplant could also affect results.