Baby gender report available
Do you also want to find out the baby’s gender? homeDNAdirect can include the gender of you baby for a small additional fee. The laboratory can use the same maternal blood sample for both your non-invasive prenatal paternity test and to determine the gender of the baby. This service is available for an additional $225.
Alternative methods to establish paternity of the fetus
Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are the traditional methods used for getting samples of fetal DNA during pregnancy. These tests involve inserting needles into the womb in order to collect samples of either amniotic fluid or of placental tissue. The procedures require the assistance of an OBGYN who guides an 8 cm needle into your abdomen guided by an ultrasound. A small mistake and the unborn baby could be injured by the needle; excessive stress and you could result in a miscarriage! Why risk it?
Avoid any risk by choosing our method
Our test is non invasive – no possible harm to the baby, no hospital visit or OBGYNs. All that is required is the blood sample from mother by means of a standard blood draw that can be done by any qualified nurse or GP. Please ensure they are filled fully as this test requires 20ml of blood. The father’s samples are to be collected using the mouth swabs we provide. Upon ordering the sample collection kit which contains blood tubes will be sent to you; a pre-paid courier pouch is included for you to return the samples directly to the laboratory saving you time and effort. Your DNA test report will be completed in just 7-10 working days starting from the time the samples arrive at the laboratory.
We also offer an express testing service with results in just 3 working days from receipt of samples at the laboratory. The additional cost for express testing is $385.
What is the price of a paternity test before birth?
The non-invasive paternity test is priced at just $1590. This includes not only the DNA analysis and your results, but also the sample collection kit and the return courier service.
Apart from the complete absence of any danger to the unborn child, another advantage of our test is that it can be done from as early as the 10th week of pregnancy. This is counting from the first day of your last menstrual period. Fetal genetic material is present in the maternal blood from the very early stages of pregnancy but quantities are too low for us to carry out the test before 10 weeks. You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out your dates.
Learn more about the Science
This advanced method is based on the genetic analysis of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) from the fetal DNA found in the maternal blood stream. Whilst post natal paternity tests use 24 genetic markers to accurately confirm paternity, this prenatal technique requires analyses of over 2688 SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphisms). If the alleged father is the biological father the laboratory analysts will report a probability of paternity of 99.9% or higher. If he is not the biological father, then expect a 0% probability.
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