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X or Y Early Gender Test: Is It Right for Me?

A naturally important question to ask is “Is the DNA based, X or Y Early Gender Test right for me?” There are several factors that will help determine whether X or Y Early Gender Test is right for you. In order to provide you with the most accurate results review the following criteria:

Are you at least nine (9) weeks pregnant?
Recent discoveries in science has proven that there is fetal DNA in a mother’s blood as soon as five weeks into her pregnancy. HOWEVER, the X or Y Early Gender Test requires that you take this test nine (9) weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period to be eligible for our money back guarantee. Optionally you can select the X or Y test at eight (8) weeks, but we require a waiver to be signed. Click Here to calculate your X or Y Eligibility Date.

If we have determined you are not 9 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period, we cannot run your test (unless a waiver is signed). It is imperative that you take our test at the eligible time. Please see our Refund Policy for more information.

Have you had a recent blood transfusion?
Blood that did not originate from the mother or her fetus can affect the results of the X or Y Early Gender Test. If a woman recently had a blood transfusion, we do not recommend taking the X or Y Early Gender Test.

Did you recently have an abortion or a miscarriage?
If you recently had a miscarriage or had to terminate your previous pregnancy, we recommend that you wait THREE (3) months post Dilation and Cutterage (D&C). There still may be residual fetal DNA from your previous pregnancy that may affect your test results.

Have you ever in your life had a bone marrow transplant from a male?
If you have had bone marrow transplant from a male donor, your marrow will have been replaced by male marrow cells. You are not eligible to take the X or Y Early Gender Test.

Note that X or Y Early Gender Test may not be right for everyone, but if it is right for you, you can learn more about how it supports the healthy development of your baby, or order here.

How can I order the X or Y test?

You can order X or Y online any time, from anywhere in the world (except China or India and the US states of New York and Maryland). Online transactions are securely processed through PayPal or Stripe. We do not store any credit card information on our systems.

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. Orders placed by 3:30pm PST are shipped the same day. You will receive a shipping confirmation with your tracking number shortly before your package ships.

You can place your order here.

What is included in the X or Y collection kit?

The collection kit includes:

  • Alcohol swab to clean your finger
  • Lancets to prick the finger
  • Special DNA collection card for the blood specimen
  • Envelope for the DNA collection card
  • Bandages
  • Instructions
  • DNA Test Authorization form
  • Claim check

You can order your kit here.

How soon can I get my results?

Standard Test: You will receive your results in 5 business days from the day our laboratory receives your DNA sample. For example, if we receive the sample on a Monday then your result is guaranteed by the end of the day on the following Monday.

Express Test: You will receive your results in 3 business days from the day our lab receives your DNA sample. For example, if we receive the sample on a Monday then your result is guaranteed by the end of the day on Thursday.

Super Express Test: You will receive your results in 1 business day from the day our lab receives your DNA sample. For example, if we receive the sample on a Monday then your result is guaranteed by the end of the day on Tuesday.

Place your order here.

How quickly will you ship my order?

Orders are shipped Monday through Friday. Orders placed by 3:30pm Central Time are shipped the same day. You will receive a shipping confirmation with your tracking number shortly after your package ships.

You can place your order here.

Where can you ship X or Y?

X or Y can be sent anywhere in the world except India, China, or the states of New York and Maryland. Samples cannot be shipped to or received from these locations.

Due to the high incidence of gender selection in China and India, it is our policy not to service these countries. No exceptions can be made.

New York State regulations regarding DNA-based tests are quite stringent. All DNA-based tests must be ordered by the physician, and the laboratory performing the tests must obtain clearance from the state.  Due to these requirements, X or Y is not available to NY residents at this time.

If you reside a location that qualifies for shipping, order your kit here.

What method do you use for shipping?

Packages sent within the United States are handled by USPS. They are handled by FedEx for exceptional situations. Packages sent outside the United States are handled by DHL Express. Shipping with these couriers is fast, efficient and gives X or Y Early Gender Test as well as the customer the capability of tracking the location of each package.

Place your X or Y Early Gender Test Order here.

By what methods can I get my results?

Results are released by end of day Monday through Friday.  When your sample arrives at the laboratory, you will receive an email confirmation. Results will also arrive via email

Can I order the kit before I am eligible to collect my sample?

Yes, in fact, we encourage it! You can order the kit at any time, but you must wait until your eligible testing date to use it. The laboratory will not process samples collected before 9 weeks pregnancy (unless a waiver is signed to authorize the ultra sensitive X or Y test). This is the same as 9 weeks after your last menstrual period.

You can place your order here.

How soon can I use the X or Y test to find out if I’m having a baby girl or boy?

If you are 9 weeks from the first day of you last menstrual period (7 weeks post-conception) you are eligible to use the X or Y Early Gender Test. You may also opt to take the test early by signing a waiver. The X or Y Eligibility Calculator can be used with either the date of your last menstrual period (LMP), or the Projected Due Date, as determined by a medical professional. Your eligibility is strictly based on this calculation. Thus, it is extremely important that you provide us with the most accurate LMP date or Due Date.  Intentional miss-reporting of these dates voids our warranty.

We recommend ordering ahead of time so you can be ready to use as soon as eligible. Order here.

Does the kit expire?

Kits have a “shelf life” of approximately 2 years. If you purchase your kit and choose to wait to complete the test, simply keep the kit in a clean, dry, cool environment to prevent contamination until you are ready to use it.

If you haven’t yet ordered, you can order here.

What is the refund policy regarding incorrect results?

Please refer to our refund policy page.

When should I NOT take the X or Y test?

Do NOT take the X or Y Early Gender Test if any of the following conditions are true:

• You had a miscarriage or termination within three months of your current pregnancy
• You have had a bone marrow transplant from a male in your lifetime
• You have had a blood transfusion within the last 18 months
• You are taking medication to treat blood-related conditions and/or undergoing anti-coagulant therapy.
• You are less than 9 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period (unless you sign a waiver authorizing the X or Y test earlier than 9 weeks pregnancy). Please use the X or Y Early Gender Test eligibility calculator to make a determination of the first date you are eligible to collect your sample. Unless your doctor has provided you with a specific conception date, it is company policy to go strictly with our calculator. Other ways of determining date of eligibility will not be accepted by X or Y Early Gender Test or covered under our Refund Guarantee. (Refund Policy)

X or Y Early Gender Test is not recommended for individuals that fall in any of the categories above. If you have any questions, please contact Customer Care.

If you do not fall in any of the categories above, you can order your kit here.