Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Prenatal Gender Test work?
How early in pregnancy can the Prenatal Gender Test be used?
Can Nimble Diagnostics help me to calculate the important dates for my pregnancy?
How is the sample taken?
How accurate is the test?
Does the Prenatal Gender Test replace an Ultrasound?
What happens if I get an inconclusive result?
Can I use the test if I have a multiple birth pregnancy?
Does Nimble Diagnostics accept international orders?
How is shipping arranged?
What are the advantages of using Nimble Diagnostics?
What are the important things to look for in a testing company?
Tell me about Nimble Diagnostics.
Does Nimble Diagnostics offer other genetic testing services?
How can I contact Nimble Diagnostics?

How does the Prenatal Gender Test work?

It has been known for some time that even from the earliest stages of a normal pregnancy, small amounts of DNA from an unborn fetus are able to find their way into the mothers bloodstream. Using a drop of the mothers blood from a painless finger prick and exquisitely sensitive detection techniques, we are able to determine whether any of the foetal DNA is derived from the Y chromosome - a DNA region that is only present in males. If this DNA can be detected in the mothers blood, then she must be carrying a male child. If there is no male DNA present, the child must be female. The techniques used are extremely accurate, with one recent large-scale scientific study which followed thousands of pregnant women finding that it had a 95% accuracy rate. We are so confident of the accuracy of this test, that we provide a full money-back guarantee in the event of a false result.

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How early in pregnancy can the Prenatal Gender Test be used?

The test provides accurate results as little as seven weeks after conception (nine weeks from the last menstrual period), and for the duration of the pregnancy.

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Can Nimble Diagnostics help me to calculate the important dates for my pregnancy?

Our Pregnancy Date Calculator estimates the important dates for your pregnancy. In order to use the calculator, you must know either the date of the first day of the last menstrual period, or the baby's projected due date (as calculated by your health provider). An important date to note is the eligibility date - to do this test you will need to collect samples on or after this date.

To use the Pregnancy Date Calculator, simply select 'First day of last menstrual period' or 'Baby's projected due date', enter the applicable date, and click on the 'Calculate Dates' button.

 
 
  Event  
  First day of last menstrual period
 
   
  Average date of conception
 
   
  Positive pregnancy test
About 2+ weeks after conception
   
  Test eligibility date
You will need to collect samples on or after this date
   
  Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS)
Between 10-14 weeks
   
  Amniocentesis
Between 17-20 weeks
   
  Baby's projected due date
40 weeks, ±7 days
   

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How is the sample taken?

Once we receive an order, we will send a simple home test kit for sample collection to you free-of-charge. Following the instructions included in the test kit, a small drop of blood is collected from the mother by a painless finger prick. Once this is done, the test kit is sent back to us, and the sample will be analysed and results sent back to the orderer either by mail or email.

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How accurate is the test?

The Prenatal Gender Test is extremely accurate - the results from thousands of women have shown that the accuracy is greater than 95%. We are so confident of the accuracy of this test, that we provide a full money-back guarantee in the event of a false result.

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Does the Prenatal Gender Test replace an Ultrasound?

No. This test does not replace an Ultrasound. Ultrasounds are important for monitoring the health of the baby during pregnancy. Our test is a service and makes no medical or health claims.

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What happens if I get an inconclusive result?

In the unlikely event that the test results are inconclusive, we will provide a re-test for you free-of-charge. If for any reason you do not wish to be retested, we will provide a refund of the testing cost less the cost of the test kit.

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Can I use the test if I have a multiple birth pregnancy?

Yes. You may use the Prenatal Gender Test; if you are expecting more than one child. It will not determine the number of boys or girls you are expecting, however, but will let you know if you're expecting at least one boy or only girls.

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Does Nimble Diagnostics accept international orders?

Yes! We accept orders from anywhere in the world, and the sample can be sent to one of several Nimble Diagnostics international locations. We also can accept payment in almost any currency if requested.

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How is shipping arranged?

We will ship a test kit out to you anywhere in the world free of charge within 24 hours of receiving an order. Once the samples have been collected, the kit should be mailed back to us. If there are any other special requests regarding shipping, please contact us and we will do our very best to accommodate them.

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What are the advantages of using Nimble Diagnostics?

  • Highest standards - Unlike many other DNA testing companies, our laboratory is fully accredited and certified by the AABB, ISO 17025, and NATA, ensuring your test is performed to the highest international standards.
  • Highest quality - All of our senior analytical staff hold PhD's, so you can be sure that our tests are performed and interpreted by experts.
  • We accept international orders - We accept orders from anywhere in the world, and the sample can be sent to one of several Nimble Diagnostics international locations. We also can accept payment in several currencies.
  • No hidden charges - Other testing companies have hidden costs and will charge an additional fee to provide the results once testing has been completed. ALL of the costs to collect the sample, process the result, and report the result back to the requestor are included in the prices quotes by us, guaranteed.
  • Privacy guaranteed - Your privacy is of utmost importance to us. Any genetic or other information generated by us or provided by you or will NEVER be shared with a third party, such as an insurer, employer, or medical practitioner without your express written permission. Any and all personal data can be destroyed on request.

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What are the important things to look for in a testing company?

There are several DNA testing companies offering what look like very cheap tests, however, NOT ALL DNA TESTS ARE OF EQUAL QUALITY. To avoid getting an incorrect result from your test which could have devastating consequences, always ensure the following:

  • The testing company is fully accredited, preferably by international accreditation bodies such as the AABB, ISO 17025, and NATA. The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 17025 is the world standard in the certification of competence of testing and calibration of medical diagnostic laboratories. ISO 17025 certification ensures a high level of competence and compliance for the certified laboratory, ensuring that testing is undertaken by professionals. The AABB also certifies laboratories, and runs a accreditation programme specifically for high competence levels in parentage testing. Nimble Diagnostics' lab is accredited by both bodies.
  • Many companies have hidden costs. They will lure you in with the promise of a cheap test, then charge you extra for shipping, for rapid results, or even to provide a copy of the results. Nimble Diagnostics guarantees that you will pay NO MORE than the advertised price - shipping of the test kit, results, and testing is all included.

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Tell me about Nimble Diagnostics.

Information about our company can be found here.

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Does Nimble Diagnostics offer other genetic testing services?

We also offer a full range of DNA paternity tests, family relationship DNA tests, and ancestry DNA tests. We are also currently negotiating to perform a number of other diagnostic tests with our usual high standards. These will be available from our website soon. If you have any questions regarding any genetic tests please contact us.

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How can I contact Nimble Diagnostics?

Our contact information can be found here.

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