Gateway Genomics Clinical Early Gender DNA Prediction Blood Test
What is Gateway Genomics Clinical?
Gateway Genomics Clinical is an early gender DNA detection test offered to women starting at 8 weeks into pregnancy. The genetic test is designed to work in conjunction with an ultrasound scan for expecting mothers. An on-site phlebotomist draws a blood sample in the comfort of First View Ultrasound, and then returns the sample to Gateway Genomics Labs for processing. The laboratories offer the fastest turnaround times in the industry, with a choice of receiving your result the same day the sample reaches the Gateway Genomics Lab. The concierge style of service even includes an email directly to you to report your result. The test can be bundled with an ultrasound session to view your baby and provide images that you can take home.
How does Gateway Genomics work?
Gateway Genomics utilizes the natural process of shared fetal DNA circulating inside the mother’s bloodstream. Our PCR technology has the ability to detect the presence or absence of male Y chromosome in the blood sample provided starting at 8 weeks into pregnancy. If it is detected then the baby’s gender is male and if it is not detected then the baby’s gender is female.
Where is the DNA Gender Blood Test performed?
The blood tests are conveniently performed at a scheduled time with a licensed phlebotomist at First View Ultrasound. This is a closed blood draw from the vein, providing higher accuracy then a finger prick blood test which has a chance of becoming contaminated.
When will I get my results?
The blood tests are shipped to the lab using USPS Next Day air. For Standard processing you will get the results within a few working days after the sample reaches the lab or you may opt to upgrade to Fast Track and get the results the same day the blood sample reaches the lab. (Provided that there are no shipping delays, Fast Track would provide next day results and Standard would provide results within a few working days)
Do I need an appointment?
Yes, an appointment is required and may be made by calling First View Ultrasound at (303) 431-2229 BABY.