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Breakthrough Publication Shows Gateway Genomics SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Blood Test Identifies Fetal Sex at 8 Weeks into Pregnancy with 99.1% Accuracy

Gateway Genomics, a leading developer of genomic tests that give families insight into their future children, announces a new publication titled, “Accurate Fetal Sex Determination from Maternal Blood at 8 Weeks Gestation” in the International Journal of Pregnancy & Child Birth. In the study, DNA blood samples were collected from 108 women at an average gestational age of 8 weeks. Cell-free fetal DNA (cffDNA) was extracted and run through the SneakPeek test process, which looks for male chromosomes. If male chromosomes were detected in the fetal DNA found in mom’s blood, the baby was identified as male. If not, the baby was identified as female. Of 51 male-bearing pregnancies, SneakPeek correctly identified all 51, demonstrating 100% sensitivity for Y-chromosome DNA detection, even at this early stage. Of 57 female-bearing pregnancies, SneakPeek correctly identified 56, leading to a 99.1% accuracy rate for the overall study.

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Gateway Genomics Achieves Milestone of 100,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA Tests Sold

Gateway Genomics, leading developer of prenatal and pediatric genetic tests, announces sales of over 100,000 SneakPeek Early Gender DNA tests as of this month. SneakPeek is the first non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) designed solely to determine fetal sex, providing an easy way for families to learn the gender of their baby as early as 9 weeks into pregnancy. The test is available through two channels: 1) An at-home version that lets consumers self-collect a DNA blood sample from the comfort of their home and mail back to SneakPeek Labs for analysis, and 2) A clinical version through participating facilities that collects the sample through a standard blood draw and sends it to SneakPeek Labs for testing. Both options can provide gender results within 1-2 days from sample collection.

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Gateway Genomics SneakPeek Noninvasive Prenatal Test (NIPT) Identifies Gender with Cell-free Fetal DNA from Microvolumes of Self-collected Maternal Blood

Gateway Genomics, a leading developer of genomic tests that give families insight into their future children, announces a new publication titled, “Self-Collection of Maternal Blood for Fetal Sex Determination Using Cell-Free DNA” in the journal of Pregnancy and Child Health. Previous studies had only shown early gender determination using venous blood. When translated into practice, this meant women had to travel to licensed phlebotomists to have their blood drawn intravenously, which limited access to noninvasive prenatal tests. The new paper opens the possibility for women to self-collect as little as 7-10 drops of blood from a finger stick in the comfort of their home and learn the gender of their unborn baby. In this study, fetal sex was determined with 100% accuracy.

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SneakPeek Clinical Greater Than 99% Accurate for Fetal Sex at 9 Weeks into Pregnancy – SneakPeek Early Gender Test Results Published in Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health

LA JOLLA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Journal of Pregnancy and Child Health published a SneakPeek Clinical study that is exciting news for low-risk pregnant women seeking to know the gender of their baby. Typically, only high-risk pregnancies are eligible for insurance coverage for prescription-based NIPTs. As for everyone else, the cost of entry can be in the thousands. With this new publication, SneakPeek proves that no longer has to be.

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Gateway Genomics Launches SneakPeek® Early Gender Test and Shifts NIPT Testing to a Highly Affordable, Easy to Use At-Home Version

Validation Study Proves Accuracy of Home Version of DNA Prenatal Gender Test and Enables Broad Accessibility

BALTIMORE–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Gateway Genomicsdemonstrates the accuracy of its advanced prenatal technology in a validation study showcased at the American Society of Human Genetics Conference. After previously overcoming a twenty-year roadblock of current non-invasive maternal venous blood collection by proving it is possible to accurately determine gender from maternal capillary blood, they have now made the technology available to the public in an at-home test.

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