Baby Gender Test
Testing: Expectant mother
Timeframe: within 8 working days of receipt of DNA samples
Congratulations- you are pregnant! Are you curious to know if you are expecting a baby boy or baby girl? International Biosciences offer baby gender prediction DNA testing with a maternal blood sample: the quickest, most accurate and reliable gender prediction test available on the market. The baby gender prediction test can be done as early as the 9th week of pregnancy and is 98% accurate*. This test is offered at only R4095. Results are ready in 8 working days.
Please understand that Company Policy is that the results of the Pink or Blue® test are aimed at being used for curiosity, bonding and preparation for the new born baby. The results are not to be used for the purpose of gender selection.
The Basic Science Behind The Test
Small amounts of baby DNA cross into the maternal blood stream via the placenta – a vital organ that brings the fetus’s blood and the maternal blood very close to each other. Blood gets cleansed by detoxification organs such as the liver or kidneys and your baby’s DNA will get filtered out by these organs and pass out with your urine. By isolating the fetal DNA from the blood sample, we can establish the gender of the baby. The technique for copying DNA molecules, known as polymerase chain reaction, is highly advanced and enables us to confirm the presence of Y chromosome fetal DNA in sample.
For those of you who are not aware, our gender is determined by our sex chromosomes. Each person is born with a set of sex chromosomes called genomes; females having XX chromosomes and males having XY chromosomes. In all mammals, the male sex is determined by the presence of the Y chromosome and this chromosome is what we look out for in the DNA analysis.
The results are ready! A male baby if the Y chromosome is present and female if no Y chromosome is present.
*Due to the test’s high sensitivity to any Y chromosome fragments in the sample, you must ensure no males come into contact with the samples. Males must not even be allowed to touch the kit. Once in the laboratory, your samples will be handled in an exclusion zone that can be accessed only by female laboratory personnel. By doing this, we ensure there is a 0% chance of your sample getting contaminated with any male DNA in the laboratory.
How Are Samples Collected?
This test is non-invasive and pain-free; all you need to do is send us a blood sample collected on a piece of absorbent paper by piercing the tip of your finger with a sterile lancet. A detailed guide is provided inside the kit, highlighting the important precautions* and steps to follow.
To read more about the sample collection for the test, click here
Pink or Blue® is conducted by Consumer Genetics Laboratory and advertises a 98% accurate at 9 weeks under laboratory conditions. This test has been validated by the laboratory to work starting at your 9th week of pregnancy (from your last menstrual period). The laboratory has a quality assurance program that continuously monitors the quality of its methods.
The error rate can increase up to 5% due to the home nature of the test and user error such as taking the test too early, not providing enough blood samples or male DNA contamination. The test is very sensitive to male DNA and the process of sample collection can be prone to contamination.
The laboratory analysis relies on the detection of fetal DNA in the sample provided. However, levels of fetal DNA vary from pregnancy to pregnancy and there may not always be sufficient volumes of DNA in the 9th week to provide an accurate result. The volume of fetal DNA will increase with weeks of pregnancy which means the chances of success improve with increased gestational age. Our recommendation therefore is to take the sample at 10 weeks.
Do you offer an express service of results?
No we do not offer a rush service on this test. Standard turnaround time starts from the moment the laboratory receives your samples.
How accurate is the baby gender test?
The test is a result of extensive scientific research providing you with a scientifically validated test. Moreover, not only is this test very user friendly, but it is also highly accurate, boasting accuracy levels of 98%. By choosing lower quality tests that have not been scientifically researched and validated you are risking inaccurate baby gender prediction results not to mention, wasting your money.
How do I purchase the test?
The gender test is offered at only R4095, and included in this cost you receive a home sampling kit ready for you to perform at home. Processing time commences once we have received your samples and takes 8 working days for results to be concluded. Remember: testing time begins only once we have received your samples at the laboratory. Why wait the full 9 months of pregnancy when you can find out sooner whether you are having a boy or a girl?
What is your Refund Policy?
In the case that it can be proven that the result of the test is incorrect, we will provide a 100% refund. Refunds are only provided after the birth of the child and against a copy of the birth certificate. Please read our refund policy for full terms and conditions governing refunds.