Jul 16th, 2019
In a new study published by the International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth, researchers showed that the SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test predicts a baby’s gender as early as 8 weeks into pregnancy with 99.1% accuracy. This means parents can now learn their baby’s gender weeks earlier than the typical non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) and months earlier than the standard 20-week ultrasound.
The company’s previous 2017 study had demonstrated over 99% effectiveness at 9 weeks, and the new breakthrough study has shortened the waiting time by another week.
SneakPeek: The Only Early Gender DNA Blood Test
When you look closely at early gender prediction options, it turns out many are based on a urine test rather than a DNA blood test. Scientifically, there are no gender-related hormones in urine, so the tests are at best a coin toss, and at worst, a waste of money. Do more searching, and you’ll identify the main legitimate options for discovering baby’s gender:
- Non-invasive prenatal tests (NIPTs): Required to be ordered through a physician and only covered by insurance for high-risk pregnancies, NIPTs can cost as much as $1,000 out of pocket and are typically conducted between 10-12 weeks into pregnancy.
- Ultrasound: While doctor-ordered ultrasounds are usually covered by insurance, anatomy scans that identify fetal sex are rarely performed before 18-20 weeks into pregnancy.
- SneakPeek: SneakPeek is the only early gender DNA blood test that you can take at home with 3 peer-reviewed, scientific publications identifying gender with over 99% accuracy. SneakPeek’s easy at-home option can be used beginning at 8 weeks into pregnancy, weeks to months earlier than any other available method, starting at an affordable $79.
Scientific Publication Showing SneakPeek is 99.1% Accurate at 8 Weeks
In this newly published study, researchers collected DNA blood samples from 108 mamas-to-be from 5 different ultrasound clinics whose babies were at 8 weeks average gestational age. The SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Test looks for Y chromosomes, which are only found in male-bearing pregnancies. If Y chromosomes are found, the baby is classified as male. If they are not found, the baby is classified as female. A SneakPeek test was run for all samples, and gender was correctly identified for 107 of the 108 samples, leading to a 99.1% accuracy rate. See the full study below.
- Casanova J, Cacia S, Milot H, Jacob C. Accurate Fetal Sex Determination from Maternal Blood at 8 Weeks Gestation. Int J Pregn & Chi Birth. 2019; 5:4.
- Abunadi N, Asprer L, Milot H, Jacob C. Self-collection of Maternal Blood for Fetal Sex Determination Using Cell-free DNA. J Preg Child Health. 2019;6:2.
- Primacio R, Milot H, Jacob C. Early Fetal Sex Determination using Cell-Free DNA in Micro-Volume of Maternal Plasma. J Preg Child Health. 2017;4:6.