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Gender reveal parties are big business. Type the search term into the Internet and you’ll find an array of decorations, theme ideas and other pastel-coloured delights to ensure your party is a success. Even Pinterest has a whole section on how to plan a baby reveal party like the Kardashians.

But how do you know if it’s a boy or girl? Imagine getting it wrong?

Thankfully, help is at hand. With AlphaBiolabs’ baby gender test it is now possible to find out whether you are having a baby boy or a baby girl from just 8 weeks into your pregnancy. The test is risk-free and poses no harm to the unborn child. And best of all, you get an accurate result so you can plan your party with confidence.

Previously, pregnant ladies had to wait until their mid-pregnancy scan at around 16 weeks to determine the gender of their baby. However, statistics show that ultrasounds can be wrong up to 10% of the time. It can be difficult to determine gender accurately if the ultrasound image is not sufficiently clear. Also, the baby needs to be in a good position for the technician to get a clear view of the baby’s genitals. 

Instead of depending on an unreliable scan, AlphaBiolabs’ baby gender test analyses a sample of blood from the mother. This blood sample is usually taken from the arm by a trained professional. This ensures that the sample is uncontaminated to get accurate results. The sample is then analysed to determine if any foetal DNA is present, and specifically any Y-chromosomal DNA. The Y chromosome is male-specific; therefore, the detection of a Y chromosome is indicative of a baby boy. If foetal DNA is detected without a Y chromosome it would suggest a baby girl. This test can even be performed in twin pregnancies, to show whether at least one baby is male or that all babies are female.

Find out if you’re having a boy or girl

Non-invasive baby gender testing costs just £199. Results can be made available in 4–7 working days depending on the level of service you choose. Our express service can get your results back to you in just 4 working days (for an additional £60), saving you even more time!

Need more information?

We have FAQs on our baby gender testing page. You can also read a longer article about the subject here. For further information, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email us at info@alphabiolabs.com