About Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Testing
Pregnancy can be an exciting experience, but questions about paternity can be stressful. If you are expecting and want to do a paternity test while pregnant, DNA Diagnostic Center (DDC) offers the Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test, a highly-accurate test that can determine an unborn child’s biological father as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy.
Some of the benefits of a prenatal paternity test include eliminating the stress of not knowing who the father is, making sure the right person is there to support you through your pregnancy and delivery, and being able to begin legal arrangements, including child support and custody.
Can I Get a Paternity Test While Pregnant?
Yes, you can get a paternity test while pregnant with the safe and patented Certainty Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test from DDC. This advanced DNA test requires only a blood sample from the mother and a simple cheek swab from the possible father, and can be performed as early as seven (7) weeks into the pregnancy. Because the test is completely non-invasive (only a blood sample is required from the mother), there is no risk to the pregnancy.
The prenatal paternity test from DDC is the only test of its kind accredited by the AABB.
AABB is the global leader in standards development, accreditation, and implementation of quality systems in transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. AABB has an unwavering focus on donor and patient safety through its accreditation process.
Only DDC maintains such strict standards of accountability for prenatal DNA paternity testing, including analysis, PhD review, and documentation. This is the first AABB-accredited NIPP test and we’re the only lab to offer it.
In the past, the only tests available were amniocentesis and CVS (Chorionic Villus Sampling), which are invasive tests that may cause miscarriage. Because of the possible dangers, most doctors do not offer these tests anymore for determining paternity alone. Fortunately, advances in DNA technology have brought about Certainty™, a completely safe, non-invasive prenatal paternity test that provides answers earlier than ever.
How it Works: Getting the Certainty Paternity Test While Pregnant
- Call our prenatal paternity specialists at 800-929-0847 to locate your nearest testing facility (over 5,000 nationwide in our network) and schedule an appointment for the mother and possible father. Separate appointments can be arranged, if desired
- At the clinic, the mother’s blood is drawn and the possible father’s DNA is collected via cheek swab
- DNA from the baby is contained in the mother’s blood stream; Our specialized lab isolates the baby’s DNA from the mother’s and a DNA profile for the unborn child is obtained. That DNA profile is then compared with both the father’s and the mother’s, and a probability of paternity is established
- Your results are available online at the DDC secure portal within about one week. The baby’s gender can be reported also, if you wish
Quick Facts about the Certainty Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test
- The mother must be at least 7 weeks pregnant
- A paternity test while pregnant is not an option for a woman carrying multiple fetuses (twins or triplets) because current technology does not permit the isolation of multiple babies’ DNA profiles
- The medical facility that collected samples works directly with the DDC lab to get the samples processed and analyzed. Results are generally returned in about one week (7 business days, with faster results available for an additional fee)
- The results of your Certainty Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test can be used in court or for legal matters, since DNA collection was witnessed
- The DDC prenatal paternity test is the ONLY one accredited by the AABB
About DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC)
DNA Diagnostics Center is the world’s leader in paternity testing, performing more private paternity tests than any other company. Our state-of-the-art lab outside Cincinnati, Ohio is the most highly-accredited and respected paternity- testing lab, having partnerships with government agencies, healthcare professionals, and major media outlets. The proprietary Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test offered exclusively through DDC has been validated and published in medical journals, so you can trust your results.
To get started, call our knowledgeable prenatal paternity specialists at 800-929-0847. We’ll discuss whether the Certainty test is an option for you, help you locate your nearest DNA-collection facility, and schedule an appointment for you right there on the phone.
Okay my fiance has been getting a lot of tests done early in her/ this pregnancy. We are high risk with her being 38. I have my doubts about this time due to issues we have had. I know she has had amniocentesis test run and a bunch of other stuff. She says the baby is healthy and fine. We had a baby 2 yrs ago at 36 and I don’t remember any of this being done. What do I do to find out if my concerns are reasonable?
Hi, J. If the doctor has kept amniotic fluid from your fiancee’s test and it hasn’t been too long since the test, then we can definitely do a paternity test from that fluid. If that’s not a possibility, you can do a non-invasive prenatal paternity test as described in this article. If she doesn’t want to do a paternity test while pregnant, you can wait until the baby’s born and do a paternity test using the baby’s and your cheek cells (via a painless swab). All of these options are guaranteed accurate and can give you the answers you’re looking for. I hope this answered your question. If not, feel free to reach out again.
Is getting this test covered by caresource insurance?
Hi, Kacie. Paternity testing is not covered by insurance.
Is It Cheaper To Get Test Done Before Baby Or After?
Hi, Shelby. The answer is “after.”
I need the number asap for arrangements I live in South Africa that number doesn’t work so that I can make arrangements please
Do I have to have the moms blood to establish my dna in the baby?
Hi, Rico. Paternity testing while pregnant requires a blood sample from the mom and a cheek-swab DNA sample from the possible father.
Hi DDC, I’m in South Africa and I need the service ASAP. Is there anyway that you can help me, please.
Hi, Florence. Please contact our business partner in South Africa directly: https://dnatest.co.za/
How accurate is this testing?
Hi, Shay. Our non-invasive prenatal paternity test is as accurate as a postnatal one. You can learn more here: https://dnacenter.com/paternity-testing/non-invasive-prenatal-paternity-testing/
I live in Utah, how long does test results come back?
Hi, Jennifer. Once the samples arrive at our lab and go into testing, your report is ready in 3-7 business days for a prenatal paternity test. For a postnatal test, results are ready in 1-2 days.
Hi am from Trinidad am pregnant can I get a DNA to done. If yes what’s the cost?
Hi, Anneka. Yes, you can. Please email [email protected] about pricing and locations for DNA collection.
How much does the test cost all together?
The regular price is $1,699, although we often offer specials. Call 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time).
Hi, Hailee. We do not put pricing in blog comments since pricing may change. For more info, please contact us directly at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
Im interested in doing a non-invasive prenatal paternity test . How do I go about this and how much will it be
Hi, Miss Independent. Because pricing is subject to change over time, we don’t put it in blog comments. You are welcome to contact our experts for a free confidential consultation and they can give pricing info and set up the test if you decide you want to do it: 800-929-0847 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
I need DNA test I’m 8 weekks
Hi, Sarah. Please contact our experts for a free confidential consultation: 800-929-0847 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
How much is this precedure usually
Hi, Amelia. The standard price for this test is $1,699, although we often have specials going. Please call our DNA specialists directly at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).
Hey how much is this procedure I want to start asap
Hi, Micaela. Please contact us for a free, confidential consultation at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern) and one of our specialists can tell you if you are eligible for this type of test, details about pricing, etc.
Is it available in Spore? And how soon will we know the result? And what’s the cost
Blossom, please confirm the country you’re in.
Is it available in Iwakuni Japan base? And how soon to find out the results? Thank you
Hi, Sakura. For testing in Japan, first contact us at [email protected].
Hi I’m wondering how much the dna test will be on a unborn child the mother is 7weeks 1day pregnant just want to know if I’m the dad
Hi, Lewis. We don’t put pricing in blog comments, since pricing can change over time. If you’re interested, you’re welcome to contact us for a free confidential consultation at 800-929-0847 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
Hi, is the non invasive paternity test available in Switzerland-Zurich?
Hello, Lee. Yes it is. Please contact our corporate partner there: https://www.dna-test.ch/
I had blood drawn already to see if my baby had any possible disorders could those results ve used to determine who the father it
New samples would need to be collected.
can you use the father of the child’s mother instead of the father?
Hi, Diamond. Not for a prenatal paternity test, no. It requires a cheek-swab sample from the possible father himself.
Are you freaking serious? Lmao
Is it available in Lagos Nigeria? Because I have a patient that want to do the DNA and how soon to find out the results? Thank you
Hello! Please contact our corporate partner for information about testing in Nigeria: https://dnanigeria.com/
How much is the cost for expedited results? How soon will I get the results if I pay this extra fee?
Hi, Tracey. I don’t like giving pricing in blog comments, since the price could change over time. But for prenatal paternity testing, expedited results means your report is posted in 3 business days after samples arrive at the lab.
Is the testing available in morristown tn
Hi, Rachel. We have DNA-collection facilities all over the country and no doubt there’s one near Morristown. Please contact us directly at 800-681-7162 and we can make arrangements at a location and time convenient for you.
1. How much is a prenatal paternity test?
2. Is there a facility I can go to in NJ?
3. How long to the results take to process?
1. We don’t put pricing in blog comments since pricing can change over time.
2. Yes, we have approved facilities everywhere.
3. Results are ready in 3-7 business days
Please contact us directly at 800-681-7162 to speak with one of our specialists who will gladly answer the rest of your questions and set up your test for you if you decide to do it.
Is there a location in Jamaica?
Hi, Shadika. We provide paternity testing for customers all over the world. You are welcome to email us at [email protected] for more info.
How much is it to do a dna test while pregnant to confirm the baby’s dad
Hi, Maisie. We do not put pricing in blog comments since that price may change in the future. Please contact us directly for a consultation and pricing info at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
How much does it cost
Hi, Raymond. We do not put cost information in blog comments since pricing can change over time. Please contact us directly for current pricing information at 800.929.0847 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
Hi good morning.where is ur nearest center am in st.ann.
Hello, Sherian. There are lots of St. Anns, so can you please be more specific about state or country? Thanks.
How much I the paternity test at 7 weeks and can any medical insurance help?
Hi, Marianna. We do not put pricing in blog comments, since pricing can change over time. Medical insurance does not cover paternity testing. You are welcome to contact us for pricing at 800-929-0847 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
How much is it for a dna test whist pregnant thanks
Hi, Shauna. I don’t like to put testing prices in blog comments, since those prices could change over time. Please contact us directly for details.
How much is it to take a blood dna test? The father of my child doesn’t think the baby is his. I’m 5 months.
Hi, Alea. We don’t provide pricing information on blog comments since that pricing could change over time. Contact us for a free confidential consultation at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
I am almost 8 weeks pregnant. Could I have a DNA test done while pregnant?
Hi, JSK. You definitely can. You can learn more on the following page and/or contact us directly for a free consultation at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
I’m in New York City and interested where do I go?
Hi, Cecelia. All you need to do is give us a call; we can answer your questions and then schedule the appointment if you decide to go ahead with testing: 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
How much is a dna test that’s done at nine weeks do you have payment plans?
Hi, Alycia. We do not put pricing in blog comments since pricing may change over time. We do work with customers on payment; please contact us directly at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern) for a free confidential consultation.
Can the mom test in one state and father swab in another for same test
Hi, Kerry. Yes, indeed. We would just arrange for DNA-collection materials to be sent to different locations. Contact us at 800.929.084 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
Can you do a paternity test on my unborn child if the father has passed away? Needing the test done so I can add the father of my child to her birth certificate.
Hi, Wanda. Please contact us directly at 800-929-0847 so that one of our DNA experts can more accurately determine what your best options might be in this situation.
Hi I would like to know the cost and what is needed.
Hi, Polene. The test requires a small blood sample from the mother and a cheek-swab sample from the possible father. We do not put pricing in blog comments, since the price may change in the future. If you are in the United States, you are welcome to contact us for a free consultation at 800-929-0847. If you are not in the U.S.A, email [email protected].
Are you able to use hair sample or toothbrush or something from potential father (instead of a Buccal swab)?
Hi, Lexi. We don’t recommend it because there often isn’t enough DNA on those types of samples to complete paternity testing. The requirement for hair is a minimum of 10 strands with the roots, for example. There is also an additional non-refundable $150 fee to perform viability testing to see whether or not the sample submitted can even be used.
In my case, there is a doubt in the acceptance of the pregnancy a lady seems and claims to have for me. Her frivolous ways has painted the situation black, of which I am not standing to accept any responsibility of the child. But to clear doubting minds and thoughts, suggestions has been raised to go for checks and probably a DNA even before her delivery. She is entering into her 6 months soon. On my submission what advice can be rendered as to certainty and about test to go for.
Hi, Bora Kay. I’m sorry you’re going through such stress. If you want to test before the birth of the child, then the Non-Invasive Pre-Natal Paternity test mentioned in this article is the best choice. The results are guaranteed accurate (no follow-up paternity test after the baby’s born is needed). Does this answer your question?
What if the mother refuses the DNA testing? Can the “so called father” ask for it?
Hi, Stacy. If the mother refuses, then a possible father can petition the courts for a paternity test. If the court deems he has grounds to ask for one, then they may order it.
Am Becky by name,I got pregnant for my boy friend and his denying that his not responsible for my pregnancy and am almost 3months pregnant and I want a DNA test to prove if his responsible or not,so how possible can that be plz I need your help
Hi, Becky. You can do a prenatal paternity test, as explained in this article. Or you can wait until after the baby’s born.
I would like to get the test but I’m pregnant still, I’m about 10 weeks pregnant.
Hi, Lorena. DDC can do a non-invasive prenatal paternity test as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy, so you can do this test if you want. Please contact one of our experts for a free, confidential, and no-obligation consultation at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).
t my name is Danielle an me an my baby father been together before I got pregnant then he started cheating on me so he thought I was stepping out to which I wasn’t so now that I’m pregnant he is questioning that he is the father an I’m 5 months an I want to have a test done asap but I don’t have 100$ or even 500 to do the test I’m not trying to spend that much money i just wish there was a cheaper way that we can take the test without paying all that money for it
Hi, Danielle. Paternity tests are not covered by insurance, since they’re voluntary tests that aren’t medically necessary. You may want to wait and do the test after your baby’s born, which doesn’t cost as much. I hope everything goes well for you and your little one!
9how much do they go for
Hi, Kyle. Our is the only non-invasive prenatal test on the market that’s been validated and published. It costs about $1,600 and payment plans are available. You’re welcome to contact us at 800-681-7162 for a free personal consultation with one of our specialists.
We have done an IVF and we are 14 weeks pregnant, we want to know if our unborn baby is ours.
Can you do the test for us?
If yes is it possible to tell us where to do it on Dubai. Thank you
Hi, Loubna. Please email us directly at [email protected].
Pls.,is there any in venezuela?
Hello, George. Please email [email protected] for information about testing in Venezuela. Spanish is OK.
Are there any facilities close to Brunswick Georgia usa
Hi, Solomom. Please contact us directly for locations at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
Please I want to have a paternity test while pregnant but a docter said is not serve for the unborn baby. How true is it? Thanks
Hi, Deborah. If you get a non-invasive prenatal paternity test like this one, there is absolutely zero risk for the baby or for you. All the test requires is a small blood sample from you and a cheek-swab sample from the possible father.
Thanks. Please how long should the pregnancy be and the cost involved. Your location too.
You need to be at least 8 weeks pregnant, and the cost is $1,695. We do offer payment plans, and ours is the only test on the market that’s been validated and published, so you can be sure of the results. Our lab is located in Ohio, but we have DNA-collection sites all over the country, so there’s probably a location very close to where you live. You are welcome to contact one of our experts for a confidential consultation. Our number is 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8:30am to 5:30pm Eastern Time). Hope this helps!
What about Germany. That is where we are currently stationed in the Military ?
We do testing in Germany, Pepper. This is our corporate partner there: https://www.vaterschaftstest24.de/
When having a prenatal DNA test done, does the father have to submit to the testing right away, or will they be able to hold the blood sample from the mother to test with the father on a later date?
Hi, Jay. There is a 7-10 day window of opportunity for testing after the mother’s blood is drawn. So her sample is sent to the lab right away and analyzed to profile her DNA and the unborn child’s. The possible father’s sample can arrive at a later date, within a reasonable period of time. You’re welcome to contact us directly for more information at 800-681-7162.
I had a non-invasive DNA paternity test done at 8 weeks gestation. The two potential fathers had cheek swabs and I also had a cheek swab. The test was done in a lab in Canada. How accurate can a lab in Canada be ? The court is requesting another paternity test because it wasn’t done in the U.S. Should I have the blood test done ? My baby is now 8 months old.
Hi, Patricia, and thanks for reaching out. Yes, you need to have a legal test done by an AABB-accredited lab. This is a witnessed test arranged by the lab to ensure an intact chain-of-custody every step of the way, from DNA collections to sample-submission to testing. We are a trusted lab for these services and will be happy to help you. Now that your baby is born, no blood sample is required: all samples, including the baby’s, are collected via cheek swab. Please give us a call at 800-681-7162 to get started.
Your story is a cautionary one for people looking to take a non-invasive prenatal paternity test. The best prenatal tests use a blood sample from the mother in order to best capture the free-floating DNA from the fetus and ensure accurate results. DDC’s prenatal paternity test is the only one that is validated and published. Anyone interested is welcome to learn more here, and call us if they have questions about our process: https://dnacenter.com/dna-paternity-test/non-invasive-prenatal-paternity-test/
do you have a consultant in nigeria
We have a corporate-account partner in Nigeria. You can can contact them here: https://dnanigeria.com/
I had a non invasive test done with DDC and do have my results. 0.00% chance. How much can I trust these results and should I have a second test done or a test post birth to confirm??
You can do a postnatal test (either an at-home or a legal one) also, but it’s not necessary to confirm results. There are specific metrics we follow to ensure accurate results, and if those metrics are not met, then we do not issue a report. Ours is the only NIPP test on the market that’s been validated and published.
Has there ever been a situation that a NIPP test was wrong??
It’s never wise to speak in absolutes, but I will say certainly not in the last couple of years. The latest technology is incredibly precise, making today’s analysis extremely accurate and reliable. In fact, when a highly-accredited lab like DDC does a NIPP and it’s a legal (chain-of-custody) test, results are accepted in a court of law.
Please contact me
Hi, Jessica. If you do not yet have a case with us, please call 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern). If you have a case, call customer service at 800-831-1906 (M-F, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern).
I am seven months pregnant and I am uncertain as to who is the father of my unborn child. I have one child already, a little boy, and I believe my son’s father is likely the father to my unborn daughter. If I am not able to secure a blood sample or check swab from the potential father who has gone miss the past four months could I use a check swab from my son to get any clarity on the pregnancy? Thank you for your response.
Hi, Erica. That’s an excellent question. We can only test with samples from the alleged father and mother for the Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test. After your baby is born, however, we can do a sibling test. Our best wishes for a safe arrival for you and your little one!
What other number can i call if am not calling out of the states but the Caribbean? I try 800# but its not possible to call from my telephone.
Hi, Anastatia. Please email [email protected].
I am currently 28 weeks pregnant and unsure of who the father is. I’ve had intercourse with my bf and one other person within the same week. I am looking for a prenatal DNA test. If payment plans are available will my mid wife be able to help me get this completed ? It’s urgent I find out soon , for my self and my boyfriend. Please get back with me asap and let me know
Hi, Brooke. Our Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test is the only test that’s been validated and published, and yes, payment plans are available. We can make all arrangements for you: this test requires a blood sample from you and a cheek-swab DNA sample from the possible father. Results are back in under a week, and 3-Day Express results are also an option. You’re welcome to call us for a confidential consultation at 800-681-7162. We’re ready to help!
Hi I’m 4 weeks pregnant and I had sex with my daughter father with a condom & I had sex 2 days later with my bf without a condom. I wanted to know if I can swab my daughter cheek and use any other DNA from my bf besides a cheek swab to see who is the father of my unborn baby? Please get back with me
Hi, Crystal! You must be at least 8 weeks pregnant to do a noninvasive prenatal paternity test. As for obtaining a DNA sample from the possible father, using a cheek swab guarantees there will be enough DNA to extract in order to conduct the test. Using a DNA sample from any other source is not an option. If you have any other questions, feel free to reach out to us directly at 800-681-7162.
I find myself worrying about my result from the non invasive paternity test. Can I count on these results?!
Hi, Sara. Yes, you can. Ours is the only test that’s been validated and published and our lab processes are second to none.
Thank you for the reply! The reassurance makes such a difference!
Of course, and you’re very welcome. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy and new little one!
Was wondering, are you guys avle to test other items other than a swab, such as a condom or toothbrush?
Hi, Chris. For a postnatal paternity test, it is possible to extract DNA from other items, such a a toothbrush, but we don’t recommend it. There is an additional non-refundable fee of $150 to determine if the sample submitted will even work for testing, with no guarantee that we’ll be able to use that sample. The only type of sample we accept for prenatal paternity testing is a cheek swab. For more information or to determine how to best test for your particular situation, give us a call at 800-681-7162.
Wie ist es beim nicht invasiven vorgeburtliche Vaterschaftstest kann man da zweifelslos aufs Resultat zählen ohne sich unsicher zu fühlen ? ?
Können bei dem Test Fehler passieren ?
Sorry der Text war nicht vollständig .
Beim nicht invasiven Vorgeburtlichen Vaterschaftstest kann zweifelslos aufs Resultat zählen ohne sich unsicher zu fühlen ??
Können bei dem Test Fehler passieren (fehlresultate ) ?
Hallo! Ich kann nicht für andere Labore sprechen, aber unsere ist absolut korrekt und wir stehen hinter unseren Ergebnissen.
how much does it cost to get DDC test and does insurance pay for it
Hi, Latisha. Insurance does not cover these types of tests. Pricing depends on the type of test you want to do. Please contact one of our specialists at 800-681-7162, M-F from 8 am to 8 pm Eastern.
Vielen Dank für die Antwort .
Dann darf ich es so verstehen die Resultate sind voll verlässlich und absolut korrekt ??
Ja sicher. Wir haben alle Arten von Sicherheitsvorkehrungen getroffen, um eine sorgfältige Handhabung, korrekte Testprozesse und genaue Ergebnisse sicherzustellen.
I have the last question. our result was> 99.9 at the non-invasive prenatal paternity test. we made the DDC with them in the 20th week. Can I fully rely on the result now, do we have to count or still have to test after birth for definitive confirmation? Thanks for the answer
With such a strong probability of paternity, you don’t need to test after the baby’s born. All the best with your little one!
Is> 99.9 the highest score in non-invasive prenatal paternity testing? or are there even higher results? I just want to be sure that I can be reassured. This is a clear confirmation for the paternity, do I see this correctly?
Yes, this is absolute confirmation of paternity. It can never be 100%, since this would require testing every man in the world with the same ethnic background.
many thanks for the answers which calm me down, something last I would like to know. What does it look like if you do not know if you expect twins and do the non-invasive prenatal V.Test? do you get a false result with twins or does it simply result in no 0% and no 99.9%?
Thank you . I just wanted to know this for my inner peace. then would the lab notice this at any rate during the testing process when it comes to multiple fetuses? Thank you for your help and a good time.
The test itself doesn’t determine if there are multiple fetuses. We rely on potential customers to tell us if they are multiple fetuses. If they do the test very early and don’t know they are carrying twins, we can still issue completely accurate paternity results. What I should have said in my earlier comment is that we cannot determine if multiple fetuses have different fathers.
Habe es nicht ganz verstanden sorry . Wenn man die 99.9 % ca in 20. Woche bekommt dann kann es sich nicht um mehrere Föten handeln ? Mir geht es nur um mehrer föten nicht ob von unterschiedlichen väter .
Der Test wäre genau, sogar für mehrere Föten. Denn die gesamte freischwebende DNA beider Babys würde immer noch mit der DNA des biologischen Vaters übereinstimmen.
Vielen Dank .
Somit kann der Test in der 20. Woche auch genau aussagen ob die DNA mit dem vater übereinstimmt oder nicht auch bei 2 Föten sofern nur 1 vater in frage kommt und nicht mehrere väter ?
Habe ich das so richtig verstanden ?
I am in Ghana. How will you help conduct a non-invasive prenatal DNA test?
Hi, Giovanni. For testing in Ghana, visit the following page and scroll to the bottom for direct contact information: https://dnacenter.com/ghana/
Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass Zwillinge verschiedene Väter haben, ist infinitesimal klein, also ja.
Es tut mir leid habe teils probleme mit dem übersetzen .
Möchte sie nachher nicht noch länger aufhalten .
Nur Noch kurz auch bei zwillingen kann der Test ein genaues Ergebinis ergeben ? Es kommt nur 1 mann in frage
sorry must ask again. it does not affect me but still wants the confirmation because I live in a fear at the time. Do I understand correctly you would see during the test process when it comes to several fetuses?
Are general mix-ups or exchanges with other clients of the blood sample and cheek swab excludable in the non-invasive prenatal test?
I have a question. our result was 0% at the non-invasive prenatal paternity test. we made the DDC with them in the 8th week. Can I fully rely on the result now, do we have to count or still have to test after birth for definitive confirmation? Thanks for the answer
Some people tell me “0%” is not accurate.(because there were so much variable)
But 99.9% were comparatively reliable. Is it right?
Hi, Jinn. Paternity testing answers a yes/no question: is the man considered the biological father or not. If DNA shows that he most likely is, then a statistical probability of that paternity is given. Anything over 99% is considered conclusive in a court, with most positive tests producing higher than that (but always less than 100%). If DNA shows that he is not the biological father, then there is a 0% probability that he is the father. There is no in between. Ours is the only non-invasive prenatal paternity test that’s been validated and published and we stand behind our results.
Please can a post natal paternal test be conducted when the child is 1 day old? if not, then what should be the age at which the test can be performed. thank you
Hi, John. Yes, a 1-day-old child can definitely be tested, using our standard testing kit with cheek swabs. To help maintain the integrity of the baby’s DNA samples, the child should not have formula or breast milk for at least one hour prior to swabbing. You can learn more about the test at the following link, or call us at 800-681-7162 to arrange for testing: https://dnacenter.com/dna-paternity-test/home-dna-paternity-test/
I was wondering if both parties affiliated get copies of the paternity results or just the party that calls and sets everything up gets the results? In my case the father wants it because he doesn’t believe he’s the father but I’m not willing to pay for this id prefer to wait. So if he calls and pays and sets it all up do we both get access to results or just him?
Hi, Megan. If it’s an at-home test, then the online report is available only to the person who set up access to the secure online account. In your case, it would be the possible father. If he wants to show login credentials with you, that’s his decision. The reason for this is because we have no way of independently verifying if he actually submitted your child’s DNA or someone else’s. Keep in mind that if he does this, results are NOT court-admissible. It’s different for a legal, witnessed test with independently-verified DNA collection and chain-of-custody process. In that case, the mother can request a copy of the report.
I did a NIPP when I was 8 weeks pregnant and my results were >99.9 that the man I tested was the alleged father. I have a previous child with this man who is 6. Could previous fetal DNA still be floating in my blood? I just want to make sure this test is accurate. I am due very soon and very nervous
Hi, Tina. No, a previous pregnancy will not affect the outcome of a non-invasive prenatal paternity test. Once a child is born, the cell-free fetal DNA disappears from the mother’s bloodstream within hours; therefore previous pregnancies will not interfere with a current prenatal paternity test. All the best to you and hope all goes well with your little one’s delivery soon.
Thank you! Hopefully now my mind will ease soon
My son is leaving for Germany (Army) in March and the baby is not born until April. Is it possible for my son to get his blood taken before he leave for Germany and tested when the baby is born in April?
Hi, Chelsea. There is no need for your son to get his blood taken. Cheek (buccal) swabs keep just fine, as long as they’re kept in a cool, dry, place. I suggest he call us now to arrange to have materials sent to him right away, before he leaves: 800-681-7162.
Hi, I am from Tanzania, and would wish to have a NIPP test, am almost 6months now. is it possible for my sample to be posted and reach you? looking for a quick reply.
Hi, GM. For testing in Tanzania, you’ll need to contact our sales manager directly via email so he can follow up with you. Please email: [email protected]. Thanks!
DDC, Thank you for the quick reply.
Could you please advise on a Pre Natal Test in Tanzania?
Hello! Because you posted this question on our website, your email is visible to us privately. One of our team members will reach out to you today via email about your request for testing in Tanzania. Because you use Gmail, be sure to check your Promotions or Junk folder, in case the email gets filtered there instead of to your inbox.
My cousin had a non-invasive DNA paternity test done at 8 weeks pregnant. The father had cheek swabs. The test was done in NY and sent to the lab In Maryland. One week after, the lab has called and said that the man who my cousin had pregnant with, he wasn’t the father of the baby. My cousin was shocked as he was an only one she was dating over one year and he was an only had sex with in her life. Her family is very conservative. That’s why she never had sex with anyone until she fell in love with this guy. Once the guy knew the result, he just disappeared. My cousin doesn’t know what to do and has been thinking which public restrooms she had been to and made her pregnant. She couldn’t find the answer who’s the father of the baby. How could this happened? What would you suggest to do? Should she wait for another tests when the baby born?
Hi, Chiara. There must have been some question of who the father is if your cousin had a paternity test done, is that correct? Are you sure there are no other possible fathers? I can’t speak to the accuracy of the prenatal test she had done since it wasn’t analyzed through us here at DDC. She may want to test again once the baby’s born if she can locate the alleged father for his sample. Is she in touch with anyone else in his family, like his parents? Because if the alleged father is unwilling to test, doing a grandparentage test would be an option for her.
Hi I am from Australia and had the prenatal paterntity test done through a company called Easy DNA who I believe is a third party provider of your test as I was under the impression the test is conducted by your company they just arrange sample collection and courier from Australia to your lab? Can you confirm that this is correct?
Also have you ever had a case of a False posative result I am due to give birth very soon and am so worried something will go wrong as it will be very obvious if my results are wrong and will be a very traumatic experience if it happened that way
Thank you for your time
Hi, Madison. Yes, Easy DNA is our affiliate and we do all testing for that brand. “False positive” results are never a possibility unless there is another possible father who is a close biological relative of the man who was tested. No worries! And all the best to you and your baby.
Thank you 🙂
Having my baby tomorrow! Took a prenatal DNA test in September and got the results I was hoping for. Super nervous now about the accuracy of the test after reading some reviews. If my test results are wrong it will be very obvious due to the different race in the men! Needed some reassurance that I can trust my results? Also hs there been any confirmed cases of inaccurate results?
Hi, Emily. Congratulations and good luck with the birth of your little one! I don’t know of any inaccurate results produced by our lab…you can trust your report!
My son’s occasional “hook-up” claims she had her tubes tied and now is pregnant. We are questioning the mothers motives.
She now wants him to spend the money to get this testing to prove the baby is his. What kind of documentations comes with the results of this testing and how do we know it legit.
….How do we know the documents are legit. Thanks
Hi, Jillian. It’s important that your son (or the woman if she’s the one who ends up ordering the test) request a chain-of-custody test wherein all participants’ IDs are checked. This is an extra layer of security for your son. He’ll receive a complete report with our logo so he’ll know results are legitimate. Please call us at 800-681-7162 for more details.
hai… im vanita from malaysia…my husband claim that the baby im caring now doesn’t belongs to him. im on my 24th week. any suggestion for me to overcome this problem?
Hi, Vanita. You can do a non-invasive prenatal paternity test now before your baby’s born, or you can wait till the baby’s born and do a test then. Either option would provide your husband with the answer.
Hi I did the Non invasive prenatal paternity test about a month ago. I got a 99.9% inclusion. Should I test the other alleged father too? Or is this accurate? Also, I noticed that unlike other people’s “peace of mind reports” mine doesn’t list our race at the top or even a signature at the bottom with a state of Ohio stamp. Why?
Hi, Lucy. Thanks for testing with us! With the probability of paternity you received, there is no need to test the other alleged father too. That is an absolutely conclusive result. As for your other question, every lab has a different way of presenting their reports, and that’s how we choose to do ours for peace-of-mind testing. Legal reports have a lot more identifying information, since the identities of the participants are verified by an independent and approved third party.
Hi just curious.
If I had two possible men that could be the father of my baby, and I took a prenatal paternity test with you guys, which I did.. I only tested one man and he was 99.9% probable to be the father. Could it be at all possible that the other man would’ve tested the same? They are not related
Hi, Sam. The chances of that are infinitesimally small.
Ok so i was raped in late August early September and i just found out today im pregnant. They say im 4 weeks along since i had my period at the beginning of September. Im married and never told my husband about being raped. Is there a way to do the test without him knowing. I don’t wanna stress him out less i need to. We have been trying for 2 years.
Hi, Mina. I’m so sorry for what you’ve been through and are still going through. There is no way to reach a conclusion for paternity unless either the man who assaulted you or your husband participates.
Can i do the test with my husband without him knowing. I know i will have to give blood for my portion but can i still fo that without my husband’s knowledge.
I’m 22 weeks pregnant..can I still do paternity test before my baby born.
Yes, of course you can!
Doc van i ask..do you have here in korea?im waiting of ur reply..pls..thanks doc
Hi, Rose. Please contact our UK office at +44 20 3301 7346, since they can best assist you.
How accurate are the prenatal paternity test?
Hi, Amy. I can’t speak for prenatal tests from other companies, but ours has been validated and published, and it’s 100% accurate.
hi, i had done prenatal paternity test through an agent in india . i had got positive result . i just want to ask that how can i be assure that samples tested belongs to me not others .
Hi, Savita. Did our lab do the testing for the agent in India?
I hooked up with an old girlfriend while home from college this summer. She is pregnant and claims the baby is mine. I have my doubts. She refuses a prenatal paternity test. I am away and college and I don’t know what to do at this point.
Hi, George. There is nothing to do, then, until the baby is born. After that, we always recommend that request a paternity test be performed before signing the birth certificate or acknowledgment of paternity.
I did a non invasive prenatal paternity test through you guys at 20 weeks & got 0% on my results. Do I have to worry about my results being incorrect at birth? Has there ever been a false negative? My due date is getting closer & now I’m doubting my results. I paid for the results that you can use in court but is that for custody or rape?
Hi, Kathleen. You don’t have to worry about your results…they’re accurate. Had there not been enough fetal DNA present in your bloodstream to test properly, we would not have provided results. If you did a chain-of-custody test, those results can be used for custody.
Have you ever had a false negative?
I think I see where you meant to respond to your comment up there rather than this one.
I got 0% on a non invasive prenatal paternity test, has there every been any false negatives before? I am due soon and freak out about my test being incorrect at birth.
I cannot speak for the accuracy of other companies’ prenatal tests. But if you tested with DDC, you can be sure the results are accurate for the samples provided.
I got a non invasive prenatal paternity DNA test done at 8 weeks.. what are the accuracy of that being correct with it being so early?
Hi, Samantha. I cannot speak to the accuracy of other companies’ prenatal paternity tests…only to ours, and you didn’t mention specifically with whom you tested. If you tested with us and received results, then there was enough data for conclusiveness. No worries!
I did a prenatal paternity test with dnaforce from cananda, it was DDC’s lab that did the test
At 9 weeks they took a blood sample from me + a cheek swab from alleged father. The results came back that there was not enough fetal dna in my blood and I had to retake a blood sample 2 weeks after that. They did not retake a cheek swab they said it wasn’t necessary since they already had it… The test came back excluding the alleged father 0% … Is there any possibility that there could be an error ? since he did not resend a cheek swab ? I am happy with the results I didn’t want him to be the father but now that my due date is arriving I am feeling really stressed … and imagining the worst … need some reassurance
Hi, Emilie. You can put your mind at ease. There is no need to retake the alleged father’s DNA since we already had his data on file and ready to compare to your new sample. We wish you all the best and thank you for trusting us with your very important question.
Hi i’m from South Africa ….just wanted to know if i can do a NIPP test here in South Africa and how much does it cost?
Hi, Julia. Yes, you can. Please contact our affiliate in South Africa; you can do so by using the form on the following page to email, or you can call them directly at the number on the page during business hours.
Are y’all located in Maryland ?
Hi, Chris. Our DNA lab is located in Cincinnati and all testing is performed here, but we have DNA-collection facilities near you in Maryland, including an AABB-accredited office in Baltimore.
Why can’t DNA from my 3 year child old be used instead of the potential father? I don’t want the potential father to know that I need a paternity test for my fetus. Does your company have this requirement for legal reasons or for scientific reasons?
Hi, N. Your child’s DNA could be used to see if the two children share the same biological father, once your baby is born. For prenatal testing, only the alleged father’s sample can be used right now. And yes, it is for scientific reasons.
Once samples have been collected how long does it take to receive results? Are Christmas eve and day considered working business days?
Hi, Romey. For a non-invasive prenatal test, results are posted in 3-5 business days once samples arrive at the lab. Christmas Eve and Christmas Day are not business days for us. Any report that would normally be due during this 2-day time period are delayed till the next business day, which would be December 26.
I have been there with one of the alleged father, so he and I only got tested. The question still is in my head, I didn’t test the other possible father since they are both Europeans and same age, very similar. if is possible something it could be wrong? I’m very concern about this situation, there’s is no more time left and money for it. Is the test-specific for each person? or for a group of similar race? I need to know this Asap!
Hi, Niki. A paternity test doesn’t test for age, and the only thing race is used for is to help determine the strength of the data at each genetic location, based on the data’s prevalence for that racial group. However, each genetic marker is compared to the same genetic marker between possible father and the child. Each person has a different genome, and the two possible fathers in your case would not match up at every location tested. So only one of them can be the father of the child. No worries!
My daughter had sex on the 14th, ovulating on the 15th and sex on the 16th. Unsure which man she is pregnant by?
Hi, Dedra. A prenatal paternity test can help answer that question once your daughter is at least 7 weeks’ pregnant.
Is it possible to send dna test frome Norway. Can you see if the baby is healty and boy ore girl in week 8
Hi, Josefin. You can find info for our tests in Norway here: https://dnacenter.com/norge/
And yes, we can do prenatal testing as early as 7 weeks.
Can you test a 6 months pregnant woman? or above 6 months? because as i red to your information, only 3 weeks pregnant woman can only test. thanks for the answer.
Hi, Romar. A woman can test anytime after 7 weeks.
How much does this cost
The test costs $1,699 and discounts may be available. Please contact us at 800-681-7162.
Is it possible for someone in African, Sierra Leone yo be specific do the test or is only done in USA. And what’s the cost involved? Thanks
Hi, Michaella. All testing is performed in the USA, but samples are delivered to us for testing from all around the world, including Sierra Leone. If you’re interested in testing, you’re welcome to email us at [email protected] or you can reach out to us privately on our Facebook page: https://facebook.com/DDCpaternity.
Does the father taking antibiotics affect the test results?
Hi, Michelle. No, it does not.
I had a test done at a lab called “Any Lab Test Now”, when my results came back there was a 0% paternity which was in my favor but now that I’m close to the end I’m nervous and kind of want to test the other man. Is this possible for a smaller fee beings my sample was already given? And is Any Lab Test Now one of y’all legit partnering companies?
Hi, Caitlin. Any Lab Test now is a partner with us in good standing. You can be sure the results are accurate for the samples provided for testing.
If I think the father is 1 of 2 people. One black and the other white, would I be able to do the test with out the father? Simply by testing for race ?
Hi, Sarah. That is an excellent question. A paternity test does not identify race…just a probability of paternity.
Hi i just want to know how much is the test? and where can i do it i am living in Durban.
Hello, and thanks for reaching out. For information about testing in South Africa, please contact our corporate partner there directly: https://dnatest.co.za/
How can i get the test done without father know while im pregnant
Hi, Ebone. That’s really not possible. This test requires either a cheek-swab or blood sample from the father.
I want to confirm that you are affiliated with ANY LAB TEST NOW. Also, what is the difference between booking the NIPP test with you vs. booking it straight through them?
Hi, Kendall. Yes, we do the testing for AnyLabTestNow. You can book either through them or through us. There is no difference in process.
Hello, so I’m in the situation where I don’t know if my bf or ex are my babies father and I couldn’t tell my current bf he is the father. I was wondering if I would be able to get the swab from him at home and then take it the sample
Hello. I see you are one of the testing facilities for a home DNA kit. If I am able to get the cheek swab from the possible father would that work?
Yes, you can. Although for a prenatal test, we would still require you to provide a blood sample. Do not use an at-home kit from the store for this test; instead, please call us directly to order.
Is this only available in the USA
Hi, Amy. Our non-invasive prenatal paternity test is available worldwide.
Any lab test now is stating that I have to wait 13 weeks to get tested but I called DDC and they are stating I can get tested at 7 weeks? What is the difference is any lab test now is associated with DDC?
Hi, Lexie. All prenatal paternity testing ordered through AnyLabTestNow is performed by us, which means we can perform it as early as 7 weeks. You were simply misinformed.
In my case there are multiple alleged fathers. Is there a way to test the DNA of hair samples from some and a cheek swab from one? And if so how early on can it be done?
Hi, Ashley. For prenatal testing, the samples are very narrowly defined: they must be a cheek swab for the possible father and a blood sample for the mother. That being said, you can test multiple fathers against your one blood sample, as long as the samples are cheek swabs. They don’t have to know about each other. For more info, you’re welcome to speak with one of our experts directly at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).
How much does this procedure normally cost?
Hello, Joseph. Our AABB-accredited non-invasive prenatal paternity test costs $1,699.
I dont want the father to know about the exam .is it possible to do it without his acknowledgement ???
Hi, Amina. It’s impossible with a prenatal test, since a cheek-swab DNA sample is required from the possible father.
I’m from South Africa and I tried that number but it still don’t work and can I take a cheek swap from the father without going to a doctor but I have to go to the doctor for blood test and the prices please
For information about testing in South Africa, please contact our corporate partner in that country directly: https://dnatest.co.za/
Hi and ty for all your information but what is the cost of the test?
The cost for the prenatal test is $1,699.
Oh my goodness, that’s expensive!!
A prenatal test costs more than postnatal because it involves a lot more work at the lab level and more extensive analysis by PhDs. Ours is the only test accredited by the AABB, which means it meets the very highest standards for laboratory process and accuracy. No other test can say that. We do offer payment plans, which many customers choose to use.
How much do these tests cost?
Can I just get a mouth swipe from the person then put it in plastic bag and then take it up there just take my blood
Hi, Mia. If you want legal results, the possible father must have his DNA collection witnessed by an approved third party. I highly recommend this course of action. Please call us directly for more information and to set up your appointment at 800-681-7162.
I was wondering how much this would cost my boyfriend is wanting dna because of past issues I’m 14 weeks and i just want to get it done and over with so he can be there for me.
Hi, Lisa. The cost for our AABB-accredited non-invasive prenatal paternity test is $1,699, with payment plans available. If you have more questions, you’re also welcome to contact us directly at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).
Do you have any facilities in Dubai? Also is it possible to have the test shipped to me over here and I express it to your location?
Hi, Jasmine. We have a corporate partner in Dubai who can help you. For details, please email [email protected].
How much is it?
Hi, Kaitlyn. The lab fee is $1,699 although we often run specials. Please call us at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).
Do you have any facilities in Virginia?
Hi, Hannah. We have approved DNA-collection sites all over Virginia. Please call us at 800-681-7162 for details.
If I am 6 weeks can the results Still come back accurate? I only had sex with one guy so I know who the father is, he has his doubts. But he scheduled the test at 6 weeks instead of 7.
Hi, Julia. There is probably not enough free-floating DNA in your bloodstream at 6 weeks to be able to obtain results. If that’s the case, then we reschedule another blood draw for you 2 weeks after.
If I needed multiple men tested would I have to pay the full amount twice or can I get them both tested at the same time and pay only once?
Hi, Brittany. Our case team is better equipped to answer that question. Please contact them directly at 800-681-7162 for a free confidential consultation.
I am currently 22 weeks pregnant. I have possible dads but unsure to whom it could be. How much for 3 tests and are payment plans available
Hi, Kierra. Please contact us directly for a free, confidential, and no-obligation consultation at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time).
Hi my name is Philip can I get the center in Nigeria?
Hi, Philip. Please send that inquiry to [email protected].
How many weeks do you count to know if your far long enough to have the test?
Starting from what point? Day of possible conception or first day of last period?
Can two possible fathers get swabbed same time? If so how much does it cost for the extra?
Is the test ran twice to ensure the result is accurate before giving the results?
Hi, Marisol. 7 weeks pregnant is approximately 49-56 days from the first day of the mother’s last menstrual cycle. It does cost extra for an additional possible father, and the test is performed twice, yes. I suggest you speak to us directly for a confidential consultation and for pricing information at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern).
Do I have to pay up front
Hi, Dontreal. No…you can begin testing with a deposit if you don’t want to pay in full up front. Call 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern).
I want this test in surat …your any corporate office is there in surat (Gujarat…india) ….then send address or contact no.
Here you go, Shiv: https://www.dnacenter.in/
I am 10 weeks pregnant. I had intimacy on August 8 with my ex, protected. 3 weeks later I had intimacy with my BF unprotected. I found out I was pregnant September 30. The math just doesn’t make sense to me. So I am interested in doing a test before the baby is born but privately without my BF knowing. I can do the blood test but for my BF can a strand of hair be acceptable? If not, how can I obtain a cheek swab with him suspecting anything? Please advise. Thank you!
Hi, Mary. I suggest you contact us at 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM) to speak with one of our experts. They’ll be able to give you your best options for testing.
Hi, My boyfriend and I wanna have a prenatal test done but want it to be used for legal purposes as well, is this test court admissible or should we wait until the baby is born? I don’t want to have to do another test after the baby is born to use in court and pay even more money. We want answers asap and are willing to pay for a prenatal test but only if we can use it in court for child support purposes. How should we go about the situation ?
Hi, Samantha. The report from our legal (chain-of-custody) non-invasive prenatal paternity test is court-admissible, but it is up to your court whether or not they will accept it as evidence. I suggest you verify with them before doing the test.
hi i just found out today i was pregnant and was wondering how much does this cost to find out the father before birth
Hi, A. We do not put pricing for tests in blog comments, since pricing can change over time. You’re always welcome to contact us directly at 800-929-0847 for more info and to determine when you might be eligible to have this test performed.
I had a non invasive test done with you and do have my results. 0.00% chance. How much can I trust these results and should I have a second test to confirm? I’m worried the samples weren’t contaminated
Hello, Rossi. Thanks for testing with us. You can be sure the result is accurate for the samples we were provided to test. We stand behind this test 100%.
Hi, do you do testing in Mexico? If so, who do I contact?
Hi, Lisa. Yes, we do testing in Mexico. If you are in the United States, call 800-929-0847 (M-F, 8 AM to 8 PM Eastern). If you are not in the U.S., please email [email protected].
Why does the site say 2,688 or so genetic markers tested but my test shows 2,348 and the number 1,538? What does this mean? Can I trust that the results are correct?
Hi, Karen. To accurately address your questions, we need to be able to locate your test report. The email address you used to post this comment cannot be located in our system and we do not have access to email information for tests purchased through our corporate partners. I suggest you contact DDC directly if you ordered the test directly through us or contact our corporate partner if you purchased through them. Thanks!
Hello I have a prenatal paternity test with you. I read about “chimeras” that can lead to a false negative result. My question is when testing the samples is there a way to determine if there is such a case? And is there another case in which to give a wrong negative result?
Hi, R. Chimerism is so rare that it’s considered a non-factor in paternity testing. We have lots of processes in place to ensure that results are always correct for the samples we were provided to test. That being said, if the test is non-chain and the swabbing for the alleged father wasn’t witnessed either by you or someone else, then we have no way of knowing if he submitted his own DNA for testing or someone else’s.
I’m scared because I didn’t do chain of custody that my results aren’t correct ??
Hi, Tina. If you watched the possible father swab his own cheeks and then maintained custody of those swabs until they were mailed to the lab, then you have no reason for worry.
How many years has DDC been doing non invasive prenatal testing?
Hi, Mya. This year marks the 10th anniversary of our exclusive and AABB-accredited Certainty Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test.
Why does the site say somewhere that it used to be a blood sample from both mother and father for the non invasive prenatal testing ? What has changed that now a cheek swab from the father is just as accurate ?
Hi, Dawn. You may have been looking at a very old web page? A blood sample from the alleged father may have been used in the past, but it’s no longer necessary. DNA is DNA, whether it comes from a blood sample or a cheek-swab sample. The only reason we need a blood sample from the mother is because that’s where the free-floating fetal DNA necessary for testing is located. For the alleged father, a swab sample is just fine.
I was doing a search on google and noticed some of the results that people posted say they were signed by two people. What does this mean? It has like phd spot
Hi, Meme. Without more specific info, I cannot answer your question. Sorry!
Hello. This might be a crazy question but I read somewhere that it is possible for you all to test the mothers blood against the fathers blood only for prenatal test and get a 0 percent and that be incorrect. Does the mother baby and father all have different profiles set ?
For a prenatal test, the fetus’s DNA is compared to the alleged father’s for a determination of paternity.
When the non invasive testing is done do you all have three separate profiles for the baby, mom and dad. The dna matches for the baby and mom obviously and then the babies dna is tested amongst the dads ? Is that how it works ?is there anyway the moms dna could be tested against the dads dna on accident to receive 0%
Hi, Tekitha. Our scientists can distinguish between the three profiles, which is how results are ultimately obtained after analysis.
Did a dna with DDC and the probablity come back 99.9% only tested two fathers should i have tested the third party arent related in any form all differebt enthnic background
Hi, Ashley. You don’t need to test the third possible father, no. 🙂
If you test with ddc is it necessary to test a second man if you receive 99 or 0 percent with the first person ?
Hi, Karen. If you receive a 99.9% or higher probability of paternity and the other possible father is not a close relation to the man who was tested, then you don’t need to test the other possible father. If you get a 0% probability of paternity with man #1, then you should test the other possible father.
My question is why would it be necessary to test the other father if there were only two men? So would the 0 percent not be accurate ?
Can someone please answer this question? I tested with you all but don’t want to give my real name. I was assured that if I received 0 percent for the non invasive prenatal testing that as long as the SAME people were tested after birth results would be the same. I was also told results were accurate that if I tested the same man again I would get the same results. I have looked at previous comments and women that have 0 percent were told to trust their results. But now someone is saying test the second person. Are you guys just saying this as a peace of mind for yourself. Someone please explain. I will put my email here but would like to remain anonymous. Thank you.
Hi.I think I know the comment you’re referring to. If it’s the question about needing to test the other man if a 0% result is obtained, then yes, that’s true if you want to find out who is the biological father for certain rather than just knowing who it’s not. But if a 99.9% or higher result is obtained for a man, then you know who the father is and there’s no need to test the other man, as long as he’s not biologically related to the tested man. I can tell you that it is correct that if the same two people who participated in a prenatal test do a postnatal test later, the result will be exactly the same.
This might be a crazy question but can dna be affected if the father or mother are sick. Like example are positive for covid at the time. For non invasive testing that is
Hi, Sharon. That is actually an excellent question, and the answer is no.
Can std effect non invasive prenatal testing ?
Hi, Rico. No, it does not.
On my document it says 99.9 he isn’t excluded as father, which I know interprets as the man I tested is the biological father. However, I noticed that they only tested 1434 out of over 2400 SNP. I haven’t seen anyone with my low SNP everyone else’s I’ve seen online said there’s stopped at 1550 or higher. Is it a good thing that you guys stopped at 1434 SNP? Does that validate how strong my baby’s DNA matched the father’s? What happens if you guys tested more SNP would it make my results less accurate/0% by any chance?
Hi, Jade. We only analyze as many SNPs as necessary to obtain a conclusive result. No worries!
I will be getting a NIPP done in a few weeks & have a question. They set me up with a username & pin to obtain my results. My partner & I need this to be completely confidential & we can’t have any documentation sent to either homes. Is it possible to have the results just online for myself? We don’t have a legal need for anything. We just need to make sure no one knows about this but us. Do we have to even give our addresses at checkin? I would prefer not, so that no documentation can be sent to our homes.
Hi, Charlotte. Yes, you can request online-only results. And no, you do not need to provide a physical address (just cross through that section on the paperwork).
Thank you. This helps to put my mind somewhat at ease. Could you please tell me what type of ID you need to provide? Is it photocopied? Do they take your picture for ID purposes? Also, since we don’t need this for legal purposes, did we need to have this type of test done, chain of command, or did we have another option? Thank you.