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

posted 5 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 16
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Honey bee

Pretty sure you can’t do it until you’re almost at the end of the first tri. I believe they get placental blood which isn’t functioning until later. I could be wrong though. It’s also not 100% accurate since its not directly from the fetus.

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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chebel20:  If you’re interested in the blood test, I would choose the Harmony test. It’s $130 out of pocket (will not go towards your deductible, since you are not going through insurance) but it’s much less then your other options.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

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whitums:  The test being discussed here is relatively new.  It can be done at 10 weeks and is just a regular blood test.  I had it…just two tubes!  They combined it with regular prenatal bloodwork.  

Mine was about $100 out of pocket.  Not bad.  It is usually right on gender.  The few times it is wrong are usually with a “girl” result when the baby is a boy..  But very accurate usually!

Post # 19
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Honey bee

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wineplease:  Yeah that’s the one I’m talking about. The not accurate comment was meant to be about genetic mutations, not gender. I believe what I was told is that you can have a mutation in the placental blood that the baby itself doesn’t actually have so it can lead to a false positive or negative. I think it was pretty unlikely though.

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’m an RH- mom so Ive done a lot of research about fetal blood development. Babies don’t even start producing their own blood until ~8weeks so I can’t see how a test before then would even have baby’s DNA in it. For example if you needed rhogam due to blood incompatibility it is unescessary before 8 weeks (Info is straight on the rhogam website).

im guessing your DR was referring to harmony/maternit21 tests that can be done at 10weeks.

Post # 21
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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lisianthus:  I also have that BCBS plan and picked it this time last year hoping I’d make use of the solid prenatal coverage. My dr said this test will be 100% covered for me (2 MC’s) and he’s running it at 10 weeks (3 weeks and 2 days from now!!)

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