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Prenatal Paternity Test

Prenatal DNA Paternity Testing

 

Yes, a paternity test while you are pregnant is possible.

We can help you!

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Three Before Birth DNA Testing Methods:

  • Blood Draw Procedure

  • Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) Procedure 

  • Amniocentesis (Amnio) Procedure

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There are multiple options for DNA testing if you need an In Womb Paternity Test. Below we will list and describe all three options: non-invasive blood tests (no doctor) and Invasive Amnio and CVS (with doctor).

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You Do Not Need A Doctor For This Test 

 

Blood Prenatal Paternity Test (Non-Invasive):

This is a state-of-the-art in womb paternity test uses cutting edge technology and can be performed starting at 9 weeks gestational age. It is the most accurate non-invasive method to establish paternity before the baby is born. A standard blood collection procedure is all that is needed. Blood samples are required from the father (5 ml) and mother (10 ml) and the test is complete in approximately 5 business days from receipt of all samples.

The non-invasive prenatal paternity test utilizes cell-free circulation fetal DNA (cfDNA) isolated from the plasma of the mother’s blood, along with DNA samples from the mother and alleged father. The DNA samples are analyzed using a dense microarray chip to examine over 300,000 genetic markers known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs). (Standard paternity tests screen only 16 genetic markers.)

An informatics algorithm (Parental Support ™) is used to compute the similarity of genetic markers between the fetal DNA and the alleged father’s DNA, as well as to unrelated random individuals. If the probability that the alleged father contains the genetic markers required of the biological father is grater than 99.9% when compared with random individuals, the result is a Paternity Inclusion (Positive – considered to be the father). If the similarity falls within the range of non-fathers, the result is a Paternity Exclusion (Negative – not the father).

Therefore, the possible father is considered the biological father when the test detects at least 99.9% of the required markers in the alleged father’s DNA. Results are guaranteed to be either 0% or “not the father” or 99.9+% (considered to be the father).

Blood Prenatal Paternity Testing Fees:

The fee is $1445 plus blood draw fees (around $25 – $50 per person) for mother, fetus and one possible father. We would need to obtain some of your basic information in order to get you set up for a test using a local blood draw specialist. While this price might seem high, it is a very competitive price and can be less expensive and more accurate than a DNA test using other methods. Also, it is the safest procedure for the mother and her fetus. There are no risky situations, just a simple blood draw from the arm.

 

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You Need A Doctor For These Tests

 

Chorionic Villus Sampling or “CVS” (Invasive):

This is a medical procedure conducted by an OBGYN or Perinatal Specialist in a doctor’s office or hospital that is typically performed between 9 – 13 weeks gestational age. A CVS can be done through the cervix (transcervical) or through the abdomen (transabdominal). A CVS procedure obtains chorionic villi cells from the placenta at the point where it attaches to the uterine wall.  The health care provider will use ultrasound to select the safest approach and as a guide during sampling. Along with the CVS, the lab requires swab samples from both the Mother and Possible Father. A CVS test 16 genetic markers, same as a standard paternity test. Results are completed in approximately 5 days from the time the samples are received at the lab. Results are guaranteed to produce either a 0% (NO) result or a 99.9+% (Positive) result.

 

Amniocentesis or “Amnio” (Invasive):

This is a medical procedure conducted by an OBGYN or Perinatal Specialist in a doctor’s office or hospital that is typically performed between 14 – 24 weeks gestational age. The amniocentesis procedure involves insertion of a needle into the womb and drawing out approximately 10cc’s of amniotic fluid containing fetal cells, which surrounds the unborn baby. Along with the Amniocentesis, the lab requires swab samples from both the Mother and Possible Father. An Amnio DNA paternity test screens 16 genetic markers, the same as a standard paternity test. Results are completed in approximately 5 days from the time the genetic samples are received at the lab. Results are guaranteed to produce either a 0% (NO) result or a 99.9+% (Positive) result.

CVS or Amnio Prenatal Paternity Testing Fees: 

If you have an Obstetrician who is going to perform, or has recently performed, either of these procedures then we can either have the doctor draw additional fluid or we can obtain part of the sample that the doctor sends to the genetics screening lab. In most cases, when your doctor draws a sample they are doing it for medically necessary purposes and it will be covered by insurance. Therefore, there will only be a DNA testing fee of $349 and there could be a shipping fee depending on where the sample is located. (Some genetics testing labs will ask for a shipping fee to send the samples.)

If you do not have an Obstetrician who can or will perform this procedure we have many across the country who will do this for you. Our affiliate doctors are either OBGYN or Perinatal Specialists and each has their own fee. In this case, you will have to pay out of pocket for their service. Every location and practitioner fee is different. Fees range from the low end of $240 in Atlanta, with many amounts in between – $750 in Anaheim, $1500 in many other places – and at the high end, $3300 in Sacramento. Please contact us for a match in your area or see the list of doctors who perform DNA tests while pregnant below. Therefore, there will only be a DNA testing fee of $399 for the actual DNA test plus the doctor’s fee.

 

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Other General Information About Invasive Procedures

Most Obstetricians will not perform an invasive prenatal collection service unless they deem it medically necessary. Typically, if the mother is in the high-risk range or has a family history of genetic disorders then the doctor might agree to perform this service and it will most likely be covered by her medical insurance, should she have it. However, if you just ask the doctor to perform the procedure for In Utero Paternity Test, then they will most likely tell you “no” or say that “it can’t be done”.

However, if your doctor has approved a CVS or amniotic draw and you are certain that you will be having a procedure, you must then contact the lab or doctor to confirm that they will work with us and then provide us with their information. We will either work directly with your doctor and/or the genetic screening services company where the fetal samples are to be sent for disease screening.  We will make sure they have everything they need to send samples to our lab in order for us to conduct paternity testing.

Obtaining the Mother and Possible Father’s DNA Samples: (Invasive)

Important: Regardless of which type of sampling is performed, it is important to include the mother for a number of reasons, one of them being that we are testing a sample that was obtained from her body and there is a good chance that her cells could be mixed with the fetal cells. Having her DNA will allow the lab to remove her DNA from the fetal cells.

In some cases, the doctor performing a procedure may also collect your DNA swab samples, however, not all will. For a non-legal for your knowledge only test you have two options – save money and self collect your DNA with the swabs that we provide to you in a discrete shipment OR arrange a collection appointment for this service at a local clinic, which will be an additional fee (on average, $25 – $35). Mobile professional collections are available in some locations based upon availability, call for a quote.

If needed, when beginning your case we will find a time, date and location that works for you, set up the appointment and provide you with an Appointment Confirmation with all of the necessary info if you desire a professional collection. In some cases, we also have mobile DNA collection services.

 

Prenatal Paternity Test Doctor Locations:

 

State City Test Offered Pregnancy Status
Alaska Anchorage, AK Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Arizona Phoenix, AZ Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
California Anaheim, CA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
California Los Angeles, CA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 12 weeks
California Los Angeles, CA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
California Sacramento, CA Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
Florida Clearwater, FL Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Florida Clearwater, FL Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
Florida Fort Myers, FL Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
Florida Sarasota, FL Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Florida Sarasota, FL Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
Florida Tampa, FL Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Florida Tampa, FL Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
Florida Tallahassee, FL Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Florida Tallahassee, FL Amniocentesis 16 to 24 weeks
Georgia Atlanta, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Atlanta, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Augusta, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Austell, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Austell, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Conyers, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Conyers, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Covington, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Covington, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Decatur, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Decatur, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Eastpoint, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Eastpoint, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Riverdale, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Riverdale, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Stockbridge, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Stockbridge, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Georgia Villa Rica, GA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Georgia Villa Rica, GA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Hawaii Honolulu, HI Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Hawaii Honolulu, HI Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Iowa Iowa City, IA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Illinois Chicago, IL Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Illinois Chicago, IL Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Indiana Indianapolis, IN Amniocentesis 16 to 24 weeks
Kansas Overland Park, KS Amniocentesis 16 to 36 weeks
Kansas Salina, KS Amniocentesis 16 to 24 weeks
Kansas Wichita, KS Amniocentesis 16 to 36 weeks
Kentucky Louisville, KY Amniocentesis 16 to 28 weeks
Massachusetts Brookline, MA Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
Maryland Owings Mills, MD Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Maryland Rockville, MD Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Michigan Grand Rapids, MI Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 12 weeks
Michigan Grand Rapids, MI Amniocentesis 16 to 20 weeks
Michigan Jackson, MI Amniocentesis 16 to 20 weeks
North Carolina Charlotte, NC Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
North Carolina Charlotte, NC Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
New Hampshire Nashua, NH Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
New Jersey Livingston, NJ Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 22 weeks
New Jersey Livingston, NJ Amniocentesis 16 to 24 weeks
New Mexico Albuquerque, NM Amniocentesis 16 to 23 weeks
Nevada Reno, NV Amniocentesis 16 to 20 weeks
New York Brooklyn, NY Amniocentesis 16 to 22 weeks
New York Flushing, NY Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 12 weeks
New York Flushing, NY Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
New York New Burgh, NY Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Ohio Dayton, OH Amniocentesis 16 to 24 weeks
Oklahoma Oklahoma City, OK Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Oregon Springfield, OR Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 12 weeks
Oregon Springfield, OR Amniocentesis 16 to 20 weeks
Pennsylvania Allentown, PA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 12 weeks
Pennsylvania Allentown, PA Amniocentesis 16 to 20 weeks
Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
South Carolina Charleston, SC Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 12 weeks
South Carolina Charleston, SC Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Texas Bridgeport, TX Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Texas Houston, TX Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Texas Houston, TX Amniocentesis 16 weeks to term
Virginia Fairfax, VA Chorionic Villus Sampling 11 to 13 weeks
Virginia Fairfax, VA Amniocentesis 16 to 23 weeks

Disclosure:

  • DNA Identifiers can only offer prenatal paternity (father) DNA testing as well as DNA Testing with both paternal grandparents.
  • DNA Identifiers DOES NOT perform prenatal sibling or single grandparent DNA testing due to ethical reasons.
  • DNA Identifiers is not responsible for any the fees associated with doctor’s offices.
  • DNA Identifiers does not recommend the procedures of amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling due to the inherent risks involved in both procedures.
  • Invasive tests should only be performed at the discretion of a professional obstetrician or perinatal specialist.
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