(Closed) Blood test that can tell sex of the baby?!

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
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Bumble bee

 

chebel20:  It is neat. We had the genetic screening test done when I was 12 weeks. I will warn you though, unless you are considered high risk insurance might not cover testing. I’m over 35 and it was covered, and it still cost about $800 with testing, meeting with genetic couselor and the NT scan.

Post # 3
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Newbee

It’s called the cell free DNA test and its main purpose is for testing genetic defects. It is also generally only offered, and covered by insurance, for women who are advanced maternal age (AMA).

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

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chebel20:  it’s a cell free dna test but I’m pretty sure it’s only covered for high risk pregnancies and women of advanced maternal age (35 and up). 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I did mine at 12 weeks.  It’s my understanding that it can’t be done for a few weeks (maybe 9-10?).  I would assume that it takes some time for fetal DNA to be in maternal blood at high enough quantities.  Mine was certainly accurate as far as the sex, although I’m having a boy which makes it pretty unmistakable.  It’s my first pregnancy so the Y chromosome couldn’t really have come from anywhere but baby.  He wasn’t shy at all during out anatomy ultrasound so it confirmed those results.

The most important thing we found from the test is that our little man is very unlikely to have a chomosomal abnormality.  This was of utmost importance as older parents who wouldn’t be around when a special needs child was an older adult.  

I will be 36 at delivery and my BCBS plan covered the test at 100%.  Prenatal care under my plan isn’t subject to the deductible, so I’ve had a very inexpensive pregnancy medically. 

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Sugar bee
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chebel20:  It is really amazing how far things have come. We considered doing it (I was slated high risk so our cost would have been $200), but we opted not to. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

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chebel20:  Call your insurance directly.  Your doc doesn’t know your plan.  There are 1000s of different plans even within the same insurance carriers. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Wow cool that’s early! We had a blood test to determine the sex of ours, but that was as part of the Harmony test. We got ours at 11 weeks. 

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Bumble bee

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chebel20:  Is that higher accuracy for the chromosomal abnormalities or sex? Pretty sure the harmony is 100% accurate for sex. BUt I could be wrong.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Which test is that? I thought genetic testing could only be done when there was enough fetal DNA in your blood, which is after 10 weeks of pregnancy.

Mine was covered by insurance since I have a history of recurrent pregnancy loss. The amount that was charged to insurance was over $2k, so check with your insurance that it will be covered.

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