What is a Blood Test For Gender Determination?
Here at Sweet Baby Face, along with elective ultrasounds, we also offer early gender determination. We are able to find out the sex of your baby as early as seven weeks into your pregnancy with a blood test.
Wondering how it works? In today’s blog post, we’re sharing more about this process. Continue reading to learn more, and if you’re interested in scheduling a gender determination appointment, contact Sweet Baby Face today.
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT)
The blood test for gender determination is called noninvasive prenatal testing, or NIPT for short. It is a blood test that is available to all pregnant women, and along with gender determination, the NIPT can also screen for chromosomal conditions (though this is something that needs to be done at your doctor — we only perform gender determination). It’s called a noninvasive test because it can be done with a quick and easy blood draw
How Does It Work?
Did you know that when you are pregnant pieces of your baby’s DNA are circulating in your bloodstream? It’s pretty amazing, and because of this, the blood test can tell you a lot about your child. The test has the ability to check for the presence or absence of the Y chromosome. If the Y chromosome is detected, you’re having a boy. If not, your baby’s sex is female.
If you’re eager to know the sex of your child and don’t want to wait for your child to be big enough for an ultrasound, a NIPT blood test is the way to go.
Is It Safe?
Yes! It’s noninvasive and simply involves you coming to our clinic for a blood draw. The test has up to 99 percent accuracy, and results will be available to you quickly.
How Much Does It Cost?
The costs for a blood test for gender determination can vary widely, and if you contact our ultrasound clinic, we’d be more than happy to talk with you about pricing
If you’re wanting to keep the sex of your baby a secrete for a gender reveal party, we’re more than happy to put the results of your test in an envelope. Our goal at Sweet Baby Face is to make your experience as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. We love seeing the joy on parents’ faces when they discover the sex of their child, but we also know that you may want to share that special moment with your loved ones at a gender reveal party! Just let us know what you’d like us to do before your appointment.
Sweet Baby Face – Louisville & Elizabethtown
We hope that you found some answers to your questions about blood tests for gender determination! If you’re looking to schedule a gender determination appointment or ultrasound appointment in Louisville, look no further than Sweet Baby Face. We offer 3D, 4D, and HD ultrasounds as well as ultrasound baby shower gifts like heartbeat animals. Want to make an elective ultrasound appointment? Contact our ultrasounds clinic in Louisville today!