The Baby Gender Mentor Kit, introduced amid media fanfare in July, claims to be able to determine fetal sex after only five weeks of pregnancy using a single drop of maternal blood. But at least a dozen pregnant women say that the home test gave them inaccurate results. The Illinois Attorney General, who has jurisdiction over the Illinois-based Pregnancystore.com that sells the kit, has begun consumer fraud investigations. The Federal Trade Commission has also received complaints, and may start its own inquiries.
"Questions Raised Over Accuracy of Gender Test," NPR Morning Edition (October 10)