Affordable Prenatal DNA Testing
Important Information before Prenatal DNA Testing
A physician (OB/GYN) must be consulted to discuss the collection process (CVS or Amniocentesis) and the risks involved. These procedures collect and cultivate cells containing DNA from the unborn child. Once your OB/GYN has approved the procedure we will arrange the proper collection materials for your physician and schedule appointments for all additional participants to provide their buccal swab at a convenient collection facility.
Prenatal Paternity Testing is used when an expectant Mother wishes to determine paternity during her pregnancy. She may choose to take a prenatal paternity test. The Mothers DNA and the alleged fathers DNA are collected in the normal manner. Since the unborn child's DNA was determined and set upon conception, a sample of the unborn child's DNA makes it possible to determine paternity. Taking a sample of the unborn child's DNA is invasive and poses a potential health risk to both mother and unborn child. For this reason the mother must consult her OB-GYN and the sample must be collected by the OB-GYN.
The DNA sample of the unborn child is normally collected in one of two ways.
One method called Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS) is usually performed in the 10th through the 13th week. Cells from the placenta are taken using ultrasound, a catheter through the vagina or a long, hollow needle through the abdomen.
The other method called Amniocentesis normally performed during the 14th to 24th week. Fetal cells released into the amniotic fluid are collected by using ultrasound and a long needle through the abdomen.
The above methods of DNA sampling of the unborn child when combined with the chain of custody standards and the high standards of an AABB accredited laboratory are recognized by the courts under Paternity Law. As such the Paternity Results are recognized by a court of law in the United States. The courts may then rule up on any issues involving Paternity Rights
Noninvasive Prenatal Testing
A very exciting test for individuals wishing to discover paternity results before the birth of a child. Using complex bioinformatic algorithms we isolate free floating fetal DNA from the mother's blood.
- Determine paternity through a noninvasive procedure
- Eliminates risk to the fetus
- Can be performed as early as 9 weeks into the pregnancy
- Receive results in as little as 5 days
- 99.9% success rate with sufficient fetal DNA
It's as easy as...
- Blood is drawn from the mother and alleged father
- Fetal DNA signals are isolated from DNA found in the mother's blood
- Fetal DNA is compared to the alleged father's DNA
Although this method can be considered as an alternative to the more invasive sampling process, it is not yet recognized by AABB accredited laboratories and is not yet admissible in a court of law.
To schedule your Prenatal DNA Test, please call 1-800-690-4DNA (4362) or fill out the form below to be contacted by one of our knowledgeable and friendly DNA Testing Consultants.
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