Juno Birch™ Fetal Gender Test
With a simple finger prick, we can examine fetal DNA and predict fetal sex as early as 7 weeks into your pregnancy (aka much sooner than your typical 20-week ultrasound).
Taking the guesswork out of at-home gender testing with our guided approach, we’ll support you directly over a Sample Collection Zoom Call with our team of experts.
So go ahead and enjoy a bit of peace of mind on your pregnancy journey with a process and result you can trust.
- At-home sample collection kit with guided instructions*
- Detects early fetal sex with greater than 99% accuracy
- No doctor or lab visit, and no venous draw required
- Results available within 2 business days
- Free delivery and return shipping**
*Through a Sample Collection Zoom Call, our experts can ensure the best and highest quality results with a +99% accuracy rate!
**Not available to Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico residents at this time.
The amount of cell-free fetal DNA increases over time during pregnancy, and most pregnant people won’t have enough cell-free fetal DNA in their blood at 5 or 6 weeks gestation to reliably predict their baby’s gender.
A smaller placenta at 5 or 6 weeks releases less fetal DNA into your bloodstream than a larger placenta later in pregnancy. This lower threshold can lead to “inconclusive” or inaccurate results.
How is Juno Birch™ different?
Learn about your baby on your terms, on your time. Collect your sample and review your results from the safety and comfort of home.
Certified clinical laboratory
Your sample is processed in our sparkly CLIA-certified lab that meets and exceeds all federal clinical diagnostic requirements.
The Juno proprietary collection process eliminates the need for potentially harmful chemicals and blood stabilizers.
Customer Care support
Our star-studded Customer Care team is here to answer any of your burning Juno or pregnancy questions 7 days a week.
Guided sample collection
Have some peace of mind knowing we’ll be by your side to guide you through the sample collection process via Zoom call.
Simple finger prick
Our patented collection device requires just a few drops of blood to provide you with high quality and accurate results.
World's most advanced fetal sex test
At Juno, we’ve worked to develop the world’s most advanced fetal gender test. Combining clinical-quality screening with at-home convenience, the Birch™ test allows you to safely discover the sex of your baby - on your terms, on your time.
We’re not hiding behind fine print or asterisks - our >99% accuracy rates are based on the finger prick blood collection method, clinical testing and proven results. Utilizing the power of next-generation sequencing and a team of renown medical experts, the Birch™ test offers you the answers you can feel confident in.
Why patients love Juno
"My husband and I were very eager to find out the gender of our second child and had such a wonderful experience with the Juno Birch Test. We found out the gender significantly earlier than our first baby which gave us peace of mind. The Sample Collection Zoom Call was super beneficial to helping understand the process and appropriate steps. It made the whole experience quick and easy. Once the sample was shipped I had my results within two days! We are so excited to welcome our second baby girl in May!"
What is the Birch™ Fetal Gender Test?
The Birch™ Fetal Gender Test is a blood-based genetic test for pregnant moms that helps parents determine their child’s gender as early as 7 weeks. The test evaluates the circulating cell-free DNA of placental origin, looking for male chromosomes in the fetal DNA found in the mom’s blood. Results will be available within two days of our lab receiving the sample.
How does the Birch™ Fetal Gender Test work?
With just a few drops of blood, we can examine fetal DNA and determine whether you’re expecting a boy or a girl. Our testing kits include everything you need to collect your sample in just a few minutes.
How accurate are the results of the Birch™ Fetal Gender Test?
The Juno Birch™ Fetal Gender Test has a +99% accuracy rate when patients follow our easy, video call-assisted, collection process.
The performance is based on over 250 capillary collections to date, spanning three IRB-approved studies. The
combination of the first two of these studies has been submitted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal. The third study is ongoing.
Updates with publication information will be posted when available.
Do I really have to do the Zoom-assisted collection?
We highly recommend scheduling a Zoom call before taking the test. The Juno Birch™ Fetal Gender test has a +99% accuracy rate when patients have completed the video call to assist you during the process.
How early can I take the Birch™ Fetal Gender Test?
You can take the Birch™ Fetal Gender Test as early as seven weeks into your pregnancy, counting from the first day of your last menstrual period.
When will I receive my results?
Once your sample is returned to our CLIA certified laboratory, we will process your sample. Results are then delivered to your myJuno portal in 2 business days.
Do you have a guarantee? What happens if I receive an inaccurate result?
While the Birch™ Fetal Gender Test results are over 99% accurate, if the gender of your newborn doesn’t match your test result, you’ll receive a full refund.
To start the refund process, send a scan or photograph of your baby’s birth certificate or your NIPS result via the submission form on our Support page. Our Customer Care team will verify your documents within one business day and process the refund. Depending on your bank/card issuer, the refund can take up to 5 days to reflect on your account.
Is the Birch™ Fetal Gender Test safe?
The Birch™ Fetal Gender Test uses a blood sample to identify the sex of the fetus. The process is non-invasive, it’s completely safe for both mom and baby.
Who is the team behind Juno?
The Juno Diagnostics team includes leading scientists, medical doctors, and engineers. Prior to Juno, our founding team worked together at Sequenom, Inc., pioneering the development and commercialization of the first cell-free DNA-based NIPS in the United States. The team has collectively performed over 500,000 non-invasive prenatal tests.
How do I learn more about the science behind the test?
As the pioneers behind the first non-invasive prenatal test in the United States, our founding team has written extensively about circulating cell-free DNA and its application in prenatal care. Here are the links to just a few of these articles.
An exploration of methods to enable equitable access to non-invasive prenatal screening
Optimizing blood collection, transport and storage conditions for cell free DNA increases access to prenatal testing
Noninvasive prenatal detection of sex chromosomal aneuploidies by sequencing circulating cell-free DNA from maternal plasma