Prenatal baby gender test on maternal blood

  1.  Paul Lopes

    Hello there!

    well, as far as I know, one can find out her baby’s sex just with a blood test, is that right? Well, I assume that’s right as many people say that. What I don’t know is the moment when you can actually do it and get accurate results! My wife is today 5 weeks pregnant and although we know it’s too early, we’d like to do a blood test as soon as possible. Could we take it now? Or is it better to wait? It is useful for detecting some kind of illness or it is only possible through an amnio test?


    April 8, 2016 at 8:14 am
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  2. Sandra F. Sandra F.
    inviTRA's Moderator

    Hello Paul,

    finding our your baby’s gender is possible via non-invasive prenatal baby gender test performed on maternal blood. However, if she’s still 5 weeks pregnant it is not possible yet as it is too early. It can be done from week 8 of pregnancy onwards, so you’ll have to wait a little bit.

    Although today specialists are conducting several studies as to using maternal blood for the detection of disorders and genetic abnormalities on babies, that option is not available yet. To that end, amniocentesis (i.e. amnio test) is the only possible option, though Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is another option. However, both techniques are highly invasive and involve a number of risks.

    I hope I have been able to help,


    April 11, 2016 at 12:35 pm
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  3. Hello Paul, I know this DNA tests are often called Materni 21, Harmony test or Panorama… FYI, they’re not typically done until it is a high-risk pregnancy or is a case of advanced maternal age. But I think it depends on the country you live in, doesn’t it? Maybe there are countries in which there’s even insurance coverage for that. Some doctors recommend it to test for abnormalities, but if you can learn about your baby’s sex… that’s a bonus!!! 😀

    April 12, 2016 at 12:14 pm
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  4. Hey guys, I’d say you better wait at least 10 weeks to get it done! And BTW as some of you said it is usually done among women age 35 or older with a history of chromosomal abnormalities.

    This kind of tests test for a number of trisomies (12, 18, and 21 I think) but not sure. In our case, my blood test detected a chromosomal abnormality and thanks to it we were more prepared for the devastating news that would come later… My baby didn’t survive and I lost him at week 15.

    BTW, I think a lot of insurance companies will cover this test here in the United States, but I repeat only among women of advanced maternal age.


    April 14, 2016 at 9:14 am
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