Prenatal Paternity Testing
What is a prenatal paternity test?
Prenatal paternity testing is a process through which you can determine paternity during pregnancy. For this DNA test, you will need to collect samples from yourself, the unborn baby, and the alleged father of the unborn baby.
- DNA samples from you and the alleged father can be collected through the painless buccal swabs, the collection of cells from the inside of your cheeks.
- DNA samples from the unborn baby can be collected in one of two ways, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Between the tenth and thirteenth weeks of your pregnancy, your OB/GYN can collect a DNA sample from your baby by performing a chorionic villi sampling (CVS). This procedure collects cells from the placenta to be analyzed.
Between the fourteenth and twenty-fourth weeks of pregnancy, your OB/GYN can collect a DNA sample from your baby through an amniocentesis. This procedure, which is often used for prenatal health screening, collects amniotic fluid that contains cells from your developing child.
Both of these procedures must be performed by a certified OB/GYN.
When is it used?
Prenatal paternity tests can be used when you need to know the identity of your developing childís father quickly.
How long does it take?
You will receive your prenatal paternity test results within 5 business days of the receipt of your samples.
How much does it cost?
The cost of your prenatal paternity test is $420. This price includes the processing and testing of your DNA samples.
Collection of your and the alleged fatherís DNA samples will also be free using the collection kit we provide, but collection of your unborn childís DNA sample will depend on your OB/GYNís fees. Your insurance may cover the procedure if the CVS or amniocentesis is being used for another medical reason, as in genetic screening.
How do I get started?
Contact one of our friendly DNA Test Consultants at 1-877-8-FATHER or order online to start your prenatal paternity test today.