What is the Difference Between a Gender Reveal Ultrasound and Gender DNA Test?

What is the Difference Between a Gender Reveal Ultrasound and Gender DNA Test?

View A Miracle offers two types of gender determination testing: the gender reveal ultrasound and gender DNA test (a.k.a. gender blood test).  We are often asked about the differences between the two, how early they can be performed, and their percentage of accuracy.  Let’s take a closer look at both the gender reveal ultrasound and gender DNA test / gender blood test to answer these questions:

Gender Reveal Ultrasound

A gender reveal ultrasound is a safe, painless and accurate method of gender determination.  A gender reveal ultrasound involves placing a transducer on your belly.  The transducer produces sound waves that emit echo’s to create a picture of your baby.  Gender determination via gender reveal ultrasound is 95% to 99% accurate from 12 to 16 weeks.  At 16 weeks, gender determination can be made with 100% accuracy.

Gender DNA Test / Gender Blood Test

The gender DNA test / gender blood test is an extremely accurate method of gender determination. It involves having our in-house phlebotomist gently draw a small sample of blood from mommy-to-be. The sample is sent to a lab to determine the presence or absence of the male Y chromosome.  The gender DNA/gender blood test can be performed as early as eight weeks with 99.1% accuracy.  It can be combined with a gender reveal ultrasound for confirmation.

Don’t trust just anyone with your gender reveal ultrasound and/or gender DNA test / gender blood test. If you are pregnant and interested in gender determination, View A Miracle is equipped with the latest technology and compassionate, qualified staff to ensure you have a memorable experience.  Book your appointment today!