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An early gender test is possible from just 8 weeks into your pregnancy. With AlphaBiolabs’ baby gender test you can find out whether you are having a baby girl or a baby boy with just a blood test. The test is non-invasive and 100% safe to both the mother and unborn child.

The test works by analysing the mother’s blood to determine if any foetal DNA is present. This means that the mother needs to provide a blood sample.

The test kit can be ordered direct from our website and sent to an address of your choice. Full instructions on how to collect your blood sample are included. You can choose from three options for the blood sample collection:

  • Have your blood sample taken at one of our nationwide Walk in Centres;
  • Have one of our sample collectors visit a place that is convenient to you; or
  • Organise your own blood sample collection from a trained medical professional, such as a nurse or phlebotomist.

If foetal DNA can be found in the mother’s blood sample, a technique known as Next Generation Sequencing is used to look for any Y-chromosomal DNA. Because the Y chromosome is male-specific, if it can be detected, it is indicative of a baby boy. If foetal DNA is detected without a Y chromosome it would suggest a baby girl.

The mother needs to be at least 8 weeks’ pregnant to ensure that any Y chromosome present is at a detectable level. If the blood sample has insufficient DNA then another blood sample will need to be collected.

This accurate baby gender test can even be performed in multiple pregnancies, to show whether at least one baby is male or that all babies are female.

More planning time

Parents usually find out the gender of their baby during the ultrasound exam around 16 weeks of pregnancy. However, if the technician can’t get a clear view of the baby’s genitals, it may not be possible to tell for sure. The scan may not be as clear as needed, the baby may be positioned awkwardly, or the technician may not have the sufficient expertise to interpret the image. In addition, statistics show that ultrasounds can be wrong up to 10% of the time.

With the AlphaBiolabs baby gender test, you can scientifically determine the gender of your baby, at a much earlier stage. This means you’ll have more time to plan for the new arrival. Knowing your baby’s gender can help when preparing baby showers, decorating nurseries and buying clothes. You can even start planning your gender reveal party!

AlphaBiolabs’ baby gender test costs just £199 with results in 7 working days. We also offer an express service where results can be returned in just 4 working days (for an additional £60).

How to order an early gender test

A longer article on baby gender testing can be read here. For further information, please contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email us at