Sneak Peek DNA Gender Determination Information
What is SneakPeek® Clinical?
SneakPeek 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 GoldenView Ultrasound, and then returns the sample to SneakPeek 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 SneakPeek Lab. (Generally 2 days provided there are no postal delays) The concierge style of service even includes an email directly to you to report your result. The test is packaged with follow on ultrasound session to view your baby and provide images that you can take home.
How does SneakPeek® work?
SneakPeek 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.
Can I use SneakPeek® if I am not 8 weeks into pregnancy?
No, do not take the SneakPeek® test until you are at least 8 weeks pregnant. Our test ready threshold is 8 weeks after the first day of your Last Menstrual Period (LMP) or 31 weeks before your Estimated Due Date (EDD).
Does Sneak Peek test my blood for gestational age?
No, we do not test blood for gestational age. The information you provide on your signed Consent Form acknowledges that you have provided an accurate Last Menstrual Period (LMP) or Estimated Due Date (EDD) that will be used to measure how many weeks into pregnancy you are.
What if I don’t know how far along I am?
You should confirm your pregnancy and estimated due date in order to be certain that you are measuring at least 8 weeks prior to booking an appointment.
GoldenView Ultrasound does offer Pregnancy Verification at 6+ weeks to confirm a viable pregnancy and estimated due date. This service is $99 and can be scheduled prior to a blood test with appointments available 7 days a week.
What is the accuracy of SneakPeek® Early Gender Test?
The SneakPeek Early Gender Test has a greater than 99% accuracy for predicting a baby’s gender based on controlled laboratory testing.
Where is the DNA Gender Blood Test performed?
The blood tests are conveniently performed at a scheduled time with a licensed phlebotomist at GoldenView Ultrasound in Boston, MA. 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 FED EX Next Day air. For Standard processing you will get the results the day 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 2 day results) Next Day means late in the evening so there is time to process the sample.
Do I need an appointment?
You may schedule an appointment by calling GoldenView Ultrasound at 888-915-2229. Walk-ins are also welcome on the scheduled day a time for the facility near you. Walk ins please arrive no later than 11:30. Walk ins are welcome during this time frame and will be taken on a first come first served basis. We do suggest you call ahead to make sure there has not been a schedule change prior to walking in without an appointment.