DNA TEST, PRENATAL PATERNITY

CAN I GET A PATERNITY TEST BEFORE THE BABY IS BORN?

Yes.  ANY LAB TEST NOW offers a simple Prenatal Paternity Test that uses a single blood draw from both the mother and alleged father.

WHAT IS THE PRICE FOR THE PRENATAL PATERNITY TEST?

$1,599.00

*Price may vary by location – contact your local ANY LAB TEST NOW

HOW DOES A PRENATAL PATERNITY TEST WORK?

When waiting to determine the biological father of your child is not an option, this alternative may be for you – a non-invasive Prenatal Paternity Test with zero risk to the fetus.  This non-invasive test gives you an accurate determination (with 99% or more certainty) of who the child’s biological father is as early as 9 weeks of pregnancy and eliminates risk to the fetus.

The process is very simple and easy.  It starts by collecting blood samples from both the mother and alleged father.  An analysis of the fetal DNA and the mother’s DNA can be used to help pinpoint the exact “genetic markers” that were contributed by the father.  Then the DNA of the potential father is analyzed to determine the probability that his genetic markers are found in the child.  This is known as a percentage probability of paternity.

Our professional medical assistant will collect blood samples from the mother and alleged father to determine the paternity of a single child.  If more than one alleged father participates in the test, additional fees will be incurred.

WHY DO I NEED A PRENATAL PATERNITY TEST?

The Prenatal Paternity Test is for informational purposes and may or may not be accepted as legal evidence in court or for legal documentation use.  The test results can bring you peace of mind during your pregnancy, and help you better prepare for the birth of your child and completion of the birth certificate and Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity.

Results:

The results report for Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity testing is different from normal paternity test results. Because far more genetic markers are analyzed than the normal 16-marker test, a bell curve graph is included in the report to more easily convey the results. The graph looks like this:

The gray bell curve represents a set of unrelated individuals and the blue arrow represents the alleged father. The horizontal axis is separated into three areas:

1. The gold area represents Paternity Exclusion. If the alleged father falls in this area he is excluded from being the biological father of the tested child.

2. The black area with the white star represents an Indeterminate Result. If the alleged father falls in this area it means the alleged father’s tested markers are just common enough (when compared to a set of unrelated individuals) that paternity cannot be conclusively determined.

3. The green area represents Paternity Inclusion. If the alleged father falls in this area it means he is the biological father of the tested child.

There is also the possibility that there is insufficient fetal DNA for reliable analysis in which case no graph will be reported. In this case, a second blood draw and re-analysis later in the pregnancy is recommended. The example above is an example of a Paternity Inclusion graph because the alleged father falls within the green area.

WHAT TYPE OF PHYSICIAN SHOULD I SEE?

There is no need to see a physician for this test or results.

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