Pregnancy – EarlyReveal’s Genetic Test: Changing How and When an Unborn Baby’s Sex is Predicted
Dany Sabraoui and Steve Ndikumana are changing how and when up-and-coming parents find out the biological sex of their unborn baby. As co-founders of EarlyReveal, they have helped develop a genetic test that can let you know the sex of your unborn baby as early as seven weeks gestation.
In 2015, a team of doctors from Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts surveyed over 1340 females and their partners to find out how many wanted to learn the sex of their baby before the infant’s birth. Of all the respondents that answered, 58% of both maternal and paternal parents stated they wanted to know the sex of their baby prenatally. There are many reasons why individuals and couples want to know the sex of their unborn baby and every reason is very personal.
Until recently, soon-to-be parents would have to wait until the second trimester before they could find out the sex of their fetus. At 18 to 21 weeks gestation, a routine ultrasound is usually scheduled. The images of the baby seen in the non-invasive test can show if the baby is male or female. Some blood tests can be done starting at 11 to 12 weeks but neither method of testing is fully accurate.
The EarlyReveal at Home Baby Gender Detection Test has a 99% accuracy rate in the over 2,000 clients who have purchased and used the test to predict their fetus’ biological sex before birth.
The kit has everything you need to collect a blood sample and ship it to the lab quickly and safely including the device needed to take and collect the sample, a prepaid expedited shipping label and clear instructions on how to complete the test. Video call support to help during the sample collection will soon be offered as well.
It takes two to three days to ship the specimen to the lab from anywhere in Canada. Once the lab receives the blood sample, qualified technicians test the genetic makeup to determine the baby’s sex. Results are provided as quickly as 72 hours.
An unborn baby’s sex is determined at the time of conception when the sperm contributes either a Y chromosome or an X chromosome. When analyzing the blood, the technicians are looking for the presence of a Y chromosome. If it is present, the embryo is male, if the Y chromosome is not present, the embryo is female.
Once you purchase your kit, you can register on the website using the unique ID number found in the kit. This registration ensures the right results are sent to the right person. Clients can also choose who you want the results sent to.
Sabraoui and Ndikumana started this business after discovering a gap in current genetic services. They spent a year researching all genetic testing options available to the public. Using this information, they developed the EarlyReveal at Home Baby Gender Detection Test. “It’s important that the client follow the instructions,” states Dany. “If the woman doesn’t provide a blood sample exactly as instructed, it can affect the test.”
The EarlyReveal at Home Baby Gender Detection Test kit has been on the market over a year. It is the only gender prediction at-home genetic test with labs in Canada that targets the Y chromosome to determine the baby’s biological sex. EarlyReveal is also the only at-home gender detection company that holds a Health Canada Medical Device Establishment Licence.
Kits can be purchased online or at any one of 30 clinics across Canada that sells them. To learn more, visit the company’s website: earlyreveal.com.