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Pregnancy is an exciting time for parents, but it can also be a stressful period as they prepare to welcome their baby into the world. Many expectant parents choose to find out the gender of their baby ahead of the scheduled birth to prepare for the smooth arrival of their little one. 

Whereas parents once had to visit their doctor’s office for an ultrasound to discover their baby’s gender, it can now be done in the comfort and privacy of your own home with an at-home gender blood test. 

Whether you want to celebrate your baby’s gender with loved ones, decorate your baby’s nursery early, start shopping for clothes, or simply feel more connected to your baby during pregnancy, a gender blood test kit can effectively help you determine your child’s gender. Keep reading to learn more about how home gender test kits work and where to purchase one. 

 

What Is An At-Home Gender Blood Test?

An at-home gender blood test allows expectant parents to find out if they’re having a baby boy or girl as early as six weeks into pregnancy. Such test kits allow for non-invasive, early gender detection long before the routine mid-pregnancy ultrasound or the optional blood test offered by healthcare providers at the 10-week mark. 

Gender DNA tests have variable accuracy rates, depending on the brand you use, ranging from 95% to over 99% accuracy. While the science behind such tests is sound, it’s important to note that possible contamination, unknown lab conditions, and unverified claims can all affect the accuracy of results.

 

How Do Gender Prediction Tests Work?

Home gender test kits identify a baby’s gender through a blood test by detecting the presence of X and Y sex chromosomes in the mother’s blood as early as six weeks into pregnancy.


The test typically involves using a small lancet (needle) to draw a blood sample (usually 7-10 drops of blood), mixing it with a diluent solution, and depositing it into the test tube, which is then sent to a lab for analysis. 

Males have one X and one Y chromosome, while females have two X chromosomes. Scientists isolate cell-free foetal DNA within the blood using advanced sequencing technology to locate the Y chromosome. If a Y chromosome is detected in the blood during sample analysis, it indicates a male child; if no Y chromosome is found, it indicates a female child. 

Results are available anywhere between one and seven days after the lab receives the sample, depending on the brand you’ve bought.

When Can You Take A Gender Prediction Test?

You can take an early baby gender test as soon as six weeks into pregnancy to accurately determine the sex of your baby. While six weeks is the earliest possible time to take the test, it depends on your brand of test. Certain tests may require a longer gestational period of around eight or nine weeks before accurately identifying the baby’s gender.

Additionally, taking the test before the six-week mark increases the risk of an incorrect female result as insufficient foetal DNA is circulating in the mother’s bloodstream. 

 

Where Can I Buy A Gender Prediction Test?

A gender prediction test can be bought from various private online retailers, with prices ranging from £80 to £130. 

The most popular at-home gender test is the SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test Kit. According to its website, the testing service offers a turnaround time of five to seven days, with a 72-hour fast-track option available at an additional price and over 99.9% accuracy. 

Alternatively, the Peekaboo Early Detection Gender DNA Test offers same-day results once the lab has received the sample and a money-back guarantee if the test produces an inaccurate result. 

 

Take Control Of Your Health With GlycanAge

Pregnancy is an exciting time for expectant parents and often a catalyst for making sustainable health and lifestyle changes to give their unborn child the best start and increase their own health span. Finding out how well your body is ageing compared to your chronological age can accurately predict your health and vitality as you age.

A GlycanAge test is a perfect tool to give you a comprehensive insight into the overall state of your health, empower you to make personalised and informed decisions to prevent the onset of disease and increase longevity as you get older.

All it takes is a quick and easy finger prick test to take your health matters into your own hands. Once you’ve submitted your blood sample to the GlycanAge lab, it’ll take 3-5 weeks to complete comprehensive tests and return a personalised report on your results.

 

This report will provide key information on how factors, including your lifestyle, nutrition, illness, exercise, and genetics, have impacted your immune system and, subsequently, your biological age. You will also receive complimentary 1-1 consultations with scientists and healthcare professionals to understand your results, devise an action plan to prolong and reverse your biological age, and improve your overall wellness as you get older. 

With various price points and payment plans available, there is an option to suit each person who wants an accurate, reliable, and affordable way to determine their health state. Start your wellness journey today by ordering your GlycanAge home testing kit.

 

FAQ

How accurate is a blood test for gender?

When followed according to instructions, at-home gender DNA tests are over 97% accurate in determining the sex of the baby. With that said, there are some factors to consider in the reliability and accuracy of tests. For instance, if a man touches the test kit, it may become contaminated and falsely identify a female baby as a male. Additionally, the lab in which the analysis is performed may not carry specific accreditation.

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