Learning the sex of your baby

From as early as 10 weeks, you can reliably and safely learn the sex of your baby using Illumiscreen. It is important to know that all other chromosomes will also be screened, and their results provided in the report given to your healthcare provider. 

The male sex typically has an XY pair of sex chromosomes, and the female sex typically has an XX pair of sex chromosomes. Your results will provide the sex chromosome information for single pregnancies. 

If you are having twins, the report will tell you if there is a Y chromosome present. The presence of a Y chromosome suggests at least one twin is male, whereas the absence of a Y chromosome suggests neither twin is male. 

Illumiscreen can also identify conditions related to missing  or extra sex chromosomes, such as Turner syndrome (only one X chromosome in a female) or Klinefelter syndrome (an extra X chromosome in a male). Other possible conditions are Triple X and Jacobs syndrome.

You can choose whether you want your healthcare provider to share the sex of your baby or not. All results will include this information so it’s important to request your wishes with your healthcare provider.