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When can I have this?
From 7+ weeks onwards
When can I have this?
From 7+ weeks onwards
To determine fetal sex / gender based on genetic information in the mothers blood.
This is not a screening test for abnormalities.
This test cannot confirm if there is a pregnancy or not.
The process is very straightforward and follows the steps outlined below.
Every pregnant mother to be will have her own DNA in her bloodstream as well as the DNA of your unborn baby. Your babies DNA is found in your blood in the form of short fragments circulating around called cell-free DNA fragments (cfDNA) and this test can analyse this cfDNA to determine the sex of your baby.
The way this is done is first we need to understand how biological sex is determined in men and women. We all have a pair of sex chromosomes present in each cell in our bodies. Men carry one X chromosome and one Y chromosome; whereas Women have two X chromosomes. When analysing your babies cfDNA for the Gender Test, the goal is to detect the presence of the male – Y Chromosomes. If the male - Y chromosome is detected, this would indicate that your baby is likely to be Male. If no Y Chromosome is present, this would indicate the baby is likely to be Female.
Our laboratory partner have performed a large clinical study of 1,029 pregnant women (link below) and this has shown the accuracy of the test as 99.9% accurate at 7 weeks into pregnancy.
No specific preparation is required for the blood test however you must be at least 7 weeks pregnant.
The results of your test will be emailed to you within 7-10 working days after the day you you’re your blood sample taken directly from sneakpeek
Yes, you can have the sneakpeek test for twins however the test cannot determine if you are having identical or non-identical (fraternal) twins.
The reason this is important is If you are having identical twins (i.e. both babies are boys or girls) then the result of the test (i.e. boy or girl) will apply to both babies.
However if you are having non-identical twins (i.e. one boy and one girl) then the test cannot determine the sex of each baby and so if the male chromosome is detected then this means that at least one of the babies is a boy and the second baby could be a boy or a girl.
If you are really keen to know then it may be worthwhile have one of our ultrasound scans to assess the sex of each baby.
No, this won’t be a problem. Clinical studies show that your babies DNA clears out of the mother’s bloodstream within 2 days of birth.
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We at The Scan Clinic, started with a simple goal - Quality Healthcare with a Personal Touch. It is this mission that continues to drive us to this day and in this current global crisis. We continually strive to find the right balance between delivering on our mission and maintaining high levels of health and safety for our clients as well as our staff.
We have always maintained high levels of cleanliness and infection control and since the start of the pandemic have taken additional daily infection control measures across the clinic as well as ensuring all staff have adequate PPE (personal protective equipment).
You will notice that some of our services are no longer available at the moment and this is because we are limiting our range of available services to essential scans only until further notice. Furthermore all Off-Peak clinics have been suspended until further notice
We have been continually monitoring the ongoing situation and taking all official guidance, however as this is an evolving situation the information and guidelines given below are subject to change and can change with immediate effect. We appreciate this can be challenging but please bear in mind that the steps we take are for the health and safety of all our staff and clients and we really appreciate your support and understanding to follow them.
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