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Genetic/DNA Test to find out gender?

I did the blood test that tells you the gender early. They called it a panorama or panoramic? They told me it was pretty accurate but everyone else says there is no way it's accurate.. Anyone else done it?

Re: Genetic/DNA Test to find out gender?

  • GeorgiaDottieGeorgiaDottie
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    Search harmony or Maternit21 several threads about it! :) It is accurate because it's a chromosomal bloodtest.

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  • Did you take a genetic blood test solely to find out the sex a few weeks early? Or did you take it because of history? Just wondering.
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  • They look at the actual genes of your baby, so it's pretty accurate ;) More accurate than a scan, actually. I took the Harmony test and it was an added perk. Not only did I breathe a sigh of relief, but I got to find out the gender way before I normally would! :) 
  • It's accurate!
  • I took panorama at my genetic counselor's recommendation for a history of chromosomal translocation. Not sure about gender accuracy because my concern is accuracy with diagnosing trisomy 13, which we are at higher risk for. Not sure I will even find out the gender from these results.
  • Everything I've read and heard says it's accurate for determining sex, more accurate than an u/s for sure. News articles, forums, my doctor, their website, government papers, etc.


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  • Mewkie said:

    I took panorama at my genetic counselor's recommendation for a history of chromosomal translocation. Not sure about gender accuracy because my concern is accuracy with diagnosing trisomy 13, which we are at higher risk for. Not sure I will even find out the gender from these results.


    My MD office does not check the box to run the test for gender with the panorama test but yours may.
  • Took it only to find the sex
  • We did every test possible that they offered. But some
    Of my family thinks the test is just a fluke. Just wondering what everyone else thought. Not only am I making sure my little guy is okay but we got to find out way sooner that we're having a boy
  • Took it only to find the sex

    I can't believe doctors would do genetic testing without history just to find out the sex. completely irresponsible. Do you know how across the globe millions of babies are aborted for being girls? It's crazy people can't wait a few weeks to find out. But for doctors in the US it's all about the Benjamin's $$$$$.
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  • I just gave my blood today for the test so the results won't be in until about a week. My doc said the test is about 98% accurate because they are looking at the chromosomes. Of course there are possibilities of rare things like Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome where a person is chromosomally male but the body does not respond to androgrens (testosterone) and therefore develops as a female. But those types of abnormalities are rare (but is why the test is not 100% accurate)

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  • bpv101283 said:

    Took it only to find the sex

    I can't believe doctors would do genetic testing without history just to find out the sex. completely irresponsible. Do you know how across the globe millions of babies are aborted for being girls? It's crazy people can't wait a few weeks to find out. But for doctors in the US it's all about the Benjamin's $$$$$.
    I completely agree. The tests are to check for issues ith the baby, not to solely find out the gender. I skipped out on the test because either way it won't affect how I feel about my child. I didn't want to waste my insurances money to solely find out the gender. I PAID for an elective ultrasound, I didn't decide to irresponsibly use my insurance
  • I kinda get why people want to because it's so exciting. But I just can't wrap my head around doctors that think it's ok. And I can only think it must be for money.
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  • @bpv101283 I don't understand either one
  • It's not soley to find out the Gender. And if someone wants to pay to have it done then so be it. I got every test that was offered, it wouldn't change my opinion on my child either way. But if something were to happen, it's always better to know in advance to take the proper precautions. I know what my child is now, and I know that he is 100% healthy and I'm Also going to have my regular 20 week ultrasound. It's completely exciting for those who have done it and there are other benefits of having it done. Some choose not do. And that's your choice to have your opinions.. But I know my baby boy is a Healthy little peanut
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  • quincysmommyquincysmommy
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    The test purpose isnt for just the gender But you chose it solely for the fact that you wanted to know the gender. That's what I think is wrong.
  • But then again, it's just my opinion.
  • It's not soley to find out the Gender. And if someone wants to pay to have it done then so be it. I got every test that was offered, it wouldn't change my opinion on my child either way. But if something were to happen, it's always better to know in advance to take the proper precautions. I know what my child is now, and I know that he is 100% healthy and I'm Also going to have my regular 20 week ultrasound. It's completely exciting for those who have done it and there are other benefits of having it done. Some choose not do. And that's your choice to have your opinions.. But I know my baby boy is a Healthy little peanut

    The person I wrote this to had testing solely done to find out the sex. And honestly people should learn some patience, it's a great virue to have as a parent. Maybe watch some documentaries from India and Asia too about aborted girls or orphanages filled with girls who are mistreated and abandoned. Then keep telling me that medical professionals shouldn't be held to a higher standard.

    And yes, unless you are paying out of pocket for the test, then you are misusing insurance money for an elective test that is unneccesary based on sex determination only. It should be banned.
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    quincysmommymegs1409
  • I believe that this test is amazing for all it does with a simple blood draw from mommy! And it is way less invasive than an amniocentesis or a CVS. I did the test and I am waiting for the results. I can't wait to find out the gender, but I will also have relief knowing my baby is healthy as I have had some issues this time around.
    sparklett22shaunnar053melCelebrano
  • Actually that's not how it works. More people getting a test does not equal cheaper. Ask the ladies here with government health insurance if the NHS covers elective genetic testing for sex determination. The answer is no.

    And maybe learn the difference between attacking someone and expressing an opinion.
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  • "A second category of technology includes procedures whose benefits are substantial for some patients, but not all. Angioplasty, in which a metal stent is used to prop open blocked blood vessels in the heart, is very cost-effective for heart attack patients treated within the first 12 hours. But many more patients get the procedure even when the value for them is less clear. Because the U.S. health-care system compensates generously for angioplasty whether it’s used correctly or not, the average value of this innovation is driven toward zero." http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518876/the-costly-paradox-of-health-care-technology/
    Here they talk about angioplasty as an exaple, but it can be applied to any procedure that is necessary for some people but not they can opt for it anyway. It's how it works in the US, where the healthcare system is based more on free market capitalizm and not controlled by the government. (Not that I entirely agree with it.) So yes, here, it is *actually* how it works.

    I don't know how the NHS elects which tests to provide, but I am guessing that they wouldn't supply it to those who don't need it because of the reasons you said. It's a completely different system. Most people here are from the US and pay a lot of money for private insurance, and as far as I'm concerned they can have any test they want for the amount of money they spend on healthcare each month. 

    And maybe I don't have a problem with people expressing their opinion, but the snotty, passive agressive way they chose to express it. 
    beth1ann
  • "A second category of technology includes procedures whose benefits are substantial for some patients, but not all. Angioplasty, in which a metal stent is used to prop open blocked blood vessels in the heart, is very cost-effective for heart attack patients treated within the first 12 hours. But many more patients get the procedure even when the value for them is less clear. Because the U.S. health-care system compensates generously for angioplasty whether it’s used correctly or not, the average value of this innovation is driven toward zero." http://www.technologyreview.com/news/518876/the-costly-paradox-of-health-care-technology/

    Here they talk about angioplasty as an exaple, but it can be applied to any procedure that is necessary for some people but not they can opt for it anyway. It's how it works in the US, where the healthcare system is based more on free market capitalizm and not controlled by the government. (Not that I entirely agree with it.) So yes, here, it is *actually* how it works.

    I don't know how the NHS elects which tests to provide, but I am guessing that they wouldn't supply it to those who don't need it because of the reasons you said. It's a completely different system. Most people here are from the US and pay a lot of money for private insurance, and as far as I'm concerned they can have any test they want for the amount of money they spend on healthcare each month. 

    And maybe I don't have a problem with people expressing their opinion, but the snotty, passive agressive way they chose to express it. 
    Pot meet kettle on the passive aggressive comment.

    Oh and next time you hear people complain about premiums going up and insurance being expensive, remember all the elective unnecessary tests you think everyone is entitled to. Because that is what drives insurance costs.
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  • I haven't had it done but my best friend is pregnant and she had this test done. It's the DNA of the chromosomes so they can tell if it's XX (girl) or XY (boy) so it's accurate. My best friends ultrasound later confirmed the test results.
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