Navigation Links
Blood Test May Reveal Child's Sex Soon After Conception
Date:1/5/2012

THURSDAY, Jan. 5 (HealthDay News) -- New research suggests that a blood test may one day be able to tell expectant mothers the gender of their baby as early as the first trimester.

Such a test would be the first of its kind, according to the South Korean researchers.

They collected blood samples from more than 200 women in the first trimester of pregnancy and concluded that various ratios of two enzymes called DYS14 and GAPDH in a pregnant woman's blood indicate if a baby will be a girl or a boy.

The study appears in the January issue of the FASEB Journal, published by the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology.

"Generally, early fetal gender determination has been performed by invasive procedures such as chorionic villus sampling or amniocentesis," said Dr. Hyun Mee Ryu, from the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Cheil General Hospital and Women's Healthcare Center at the KwanDong University School of Medicine in Seoul. "However, these invasive procedures still carry a one to two percent risk of miscarriage and cannot be performed until 11 weeks of gestation. Moreover, reliable determination of fetal gender using ultrasonography cannot be performed in the first trimester, because the development of external genitalia is not complete," the researcher added in a journal news release.

"Therefore, this can reduce the need for invasive procedures in pregnant women carrying an X-linked chromosomal abnormality and clarify inconclusive readings by ultrasound," the researcher explained.

More research is needed before such tests are widely available, the researchers said. But, "this paper does show it is possible to predict the sex of a child as early as the first few weeks after conception," Dr. Gerald Weissmann, editor-in-chief of The FASEB Journal, said in the news release.

"At present, parents are sometimes given the wrong information about the sex of their unborn child; this test should prove helpful in resolving any uncertainties of today's ultrasound observations," he added.

More information

The U.K.'s National Health Service explains what determines a baby's gender.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: FASEB Journal, news release, Jan. 3, 2012


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. Inflammatory Bowel Ups Risk for Blood Clots
2. Bowel disease link to blood clots
3. Local Blood Supply Impacted by Wednesdays Severe Snow Storm
4. PERSONALABS Offers Discounted Healthy Heart Online Blood Tests in February
5. China Cord Blood Corporation Warrant Registration Statement Declared Effective by SEC
6. NIH grants to Childrens Hospital will advance novel stem cell treatments for blood disorders
7. Bilberry Seems to Act Against Blood Sugar
8. Johns Hopkins scientists develop personalized blood tests for cancer using whole genome sequencing
9. UCR researcher identifies mechanism malaria parasite uses to spread in red blood cells
10. NHLBI, CDC launch surveillance and research program for inherited blood diseases
11. IOM report declares high blood pressure a neglected disease
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Blood Test May Reveal Child's Sex Soon After Conception 
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Eating disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) ... men with eating disorders report a history of trauma, research suggests that it ... eating disorder. , At the 2016 iaedp Symposium, the workshop, “What Eating ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Gaithersburg, MD (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 ... ... (AHCC) is excited to share this important news! AHCC and the Home Health ... (AHA) Coding Clinic, CMS' designee for official ICD coding guidance and clarifications, to ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 08, 2016 , ... The schedule is now online for the ... Conference, which is being held May 25-29 at the Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel, continues ... and causes of chronic illness in children. , Very recent articles have cited 1 ...
(Date:2/7/2016)... ... February 07, 2016 , ... HealthSmart Holdings, Inc. announced ... with the tools and information to lower the costs, and increase the impact ... of providing employee healthcare benefits by as much as 22%:, + Price ...
(Date:2/6/2016)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 06, 2016 , ... ... quickly and easily add warm color grades to their footage. A LUT is a ... every pixel's color to the corresponding color indicated by the table. By manipulating each ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/5/2016)... DUBLIN , Feb. 5, 2016 /PRNewswire/ ... announced the addition of the "Global ... financials" company profile to their offering. ... announced the addition of the "Global ... financials" company profile to their offering. ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... BEIJING , Feb. 5, 2016 ... ("Dehaier Medical" or the "Company"), which develops, markets ... products in China and ... restructuring plan which aims to concentrate the Company,s ... wearable sleep respiratory business and to focus more ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... 2016 Site Profile: --> ... - The Speech Recognition People, announced their latest primary healthcare case ... care, reduce turnaround times and to save the practice money. ... since 2013 Challenge: --> ,- Wirral CCG ... - Six doctors ,- Wirral CCG ,- VoicePower client since 2013 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: