TYLER, TX (KLTV) - There is a new controversial test on the market, that claims to tell pregnant women if they're having a boy or a girl - right in the comfort of their own home. We put it to the test!
We found Intelligender at the local Walgreens, still in stock and at a reasonable price for only $32.46. It's a good deal when compared to the $90 to $150 an ultrasound would cost. And, unlike a sonogram, which is usually taken 16 to 20 weeks after getting pregnant, the Intelligender packaging says it be performed as early as six weeks following the first day of your missed period.
"The sonogram would be more essential then the test," said expectant mother, Teresa Huffine. "The test would be for fun."
The Intelligender, a gender prediction test, analyzes your first morning urine and a mix of chemicals and hormones to indicate the gender of your baby. Huffine is eight months pregnant with her second child.
"I think that the test should be used exactly what it's probably designed for - fun," said Huffine.
Huffine already knows the sex of her child, but we asked her not to tell us! She's had two ultrasounds. Though, she's says this test could have been helpful early on in the pregnancy seeing that she and her husband debated even having a sonogram.
"I didn't want to find out," said Huffine. "I wanted it to be a surprise because this was the second child, and he wanted to know more for naming and being able to set up the nursery."
"I gave in obviously," laughed Huffine.
So, we put her to the test. She made her way into the bathroom, and 10 minutes later...
"It's not accurate," said Huffine. "The way this indicates is that if it's a boy, it should be green, and if it's a girl it should be orange. It's a girl. So, this indicates that it's a boy!"
We'll check back in next month to find out which was right, the sonogram or the Intelligender.
According to the Intelligender web site, the test proved more than 90% accurate in lab tests. However, real world testing resulted in 82% accuracy.