About this test

homeDNAdirect UK offers the baby gender prediction test using samples of blood. This 98% accurate* test is offered at only £169. Finding out whether you are having a boy or girl can help you prepare and plan in the stages before birth or can simply quench your curiosity. In this day and age, determining whether you will have a boy or a girl has never been simpler!

All we need is a blood sample from the pregnant mother: Simply prick the tip of your finger using the lancet provided, and we can determine your baby’s gender with a couple of blood drops. It’s a non-invasive, pain free, a one of a kind baby gender prediction test that is scientifically validated. This DNA gender test can be done as early as the 9th week of pregnancy. You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out your dates.

Important notes

*Pink or Blue® is conducted by Consumer Genetics Laboratory and advertises a 98% accurate at 9 weeks. 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. There is a 2% error rate that is attributed to the home nature of the test and user error such as taking the test too early or not providing enough blood samples. 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.

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.

How do we find out whether it’s a boy or a girl?

The reliability of this gender test will determine the sex of your unborn child, but what is the science behind this test? The reason why we can use only blood samples in order to determine whether you are having a boy or a girl is because when a woman is pregnant, fetal DNA fragments are filtered through the body and are flushed out in the blood. Therefore, when a blood sample is collected and sent to the laboratory, scientists are able to analyze these fetal DNA fragments using a special technology for amplifying DNA sequences (known as Polymerase chain reaction). By employing these scientific methods, scientists are able to confirm a male fetus by checking for male DNA. If a Y chromosome is found, then you are expecting a baby boy, while if no Y chromosome is found in the blood sample then you can be sure it is a girl!

Now that you have an idea of how the DNA gender test works, how much does it cost and how long until you receive the results?

Costs and other specifications

A DNA gender prediction test will cost £169  and results will be ready in 8 working days (always starting from the moment we get your samples to the laboratory). We can offer a 4 working day rush service at an additional cost (+ £80) if you wish to shorten the turnaround time. Please contact us for more information about this service.

Our 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.

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