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New test can determine the sex of a baby at 10 weeks

New test can determine the sex of a baby at 10 weeks
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 8:43pm

There's a new cutting edge test that can let expectant mothers know the sex of their baby in a non-invasive way and sooner than before.

In the past, a mother would not have been able to find out the gender of the baby until she was 18-20 weeks into the pregnancy, but now there's a new test that will allow her to find out in half the time.

The test is called Maternal T21 it uses cutting edge methods to detect the baby's gender in the mother's blood after a simple blood draw.
 

"The fetus, some of its DNA gets into the maternal blood and we can actually detect that DNA. We can do this test around 10 weeks" said Dr. Mazin Abdullah.

The test will also detect whether there are chromosome issues early on, like downs syndrome.
 

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