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Can I Get a Paternity Test While Pregnant?

Jun 27, 2019 | Paternity, Prenatal DNA testing

Why you should get a paternity test while pregnant

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.

CONTACT US AT 800.929.0847 TO GET STARTED

How it Works: Getting the Certainty Paternity Test While Pregnant

  1. 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
  2. At the clinic, the mother’s blood is drawn and the possible father’s DNA is collected via cheek swab
  3. 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
  4. 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

CONTACT US AT 800.929.0847 TO GET STARTED

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.

Getting Started

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. Don’t hesitate to call with any questions: we’re here to help!

Do you have questions or comments about prenatal paternity testing? Share in the comments and we’ll answer.

213 Comments

  1. Jbird

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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      • Kacie

        Is getting this test covered by caresource insurance?

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        • DDC

          Hi, Kacie. Paternity testing is not covered by insurance.

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          • Shelby

            Is It Cheaper To Get Test Done Before Baby Or After?

          • DDC

            Hi, Shelby. The answer is “after.”

          • Samantha

            I need the number asap for arrangements I live in South Africa that number doesn’t work so that I can make arrangements please

        • India

          How much does the test cost all together?

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          • DDC

            The regular price is $1,699, although we often offer specials. Call 800-681-7162 (M-F, 8 am to 8 pm Eastern Time).

      • Amelia

        How much is this precedure usually

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        • DDC

          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).

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          • Micaela

            Hey how much is this procedure I want to start asap

          • DDC

            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.

        • Blossom

          Is it available in Spore? And how soon will we know the result? And what’s the cost

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          • DDC

            Blossom, please confirm the country you’re in.

      • Diamond

        can you use the father of the child’s mother instead of the father?

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        • DDC

          Hi, Diamond. Not for a prenatal paternity test, no. It requires a cheek-swab sample from the possible father himself.

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      • Tracey

        How much is the cost for expedited results? How soon will I get the results if I pay this extra fee?

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        • DDC

          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.

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    • Shauna

      How much is it for a dna test whist pregnant thanks

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      • DDC

        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.

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  2. Bora Kay

    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.

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    • DDC

      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?

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    • Becky

      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

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      • DDC

        Hi, Becky. You can do a prenatal paternity test, as explained in this article. Or you can wait until after the baby’s born.

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    • Lorena

      I would like to get the test but I’m pregnant still, I’m about 10 weeks pregnant.

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      • DDC

        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).

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  3. Danielle

    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

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    • DDC

      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!

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      • Kyle

        9how much do they go for

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        • DDC

          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.

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    • Loubna

      Hello,
      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

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  4. Deborah

    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

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    • DDC

      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.

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  5. Deborah

    Thanks. Please how long should the pregnancy be and the cost involved. Your location too.

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    • DDC

      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!

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      • Pepper

        What about Germany. That is where we are currently stationed in the Military ?

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  6. Jay

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  7. Patricia

    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.

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    • DDC

      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/

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    • micheal

      do you have a consultant in nigeria

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      • DDC

        We have a corporate-account partner in Nigeria. You can can contact them here: https://dnanigeria.com/

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  8. Nik

    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??

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    • DDC

      Hi, Nik!
      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.

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      • Nik

        Has there ever been a situation that a NIPP test was wrong??

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        • DDC

          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.

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          • Jessica

            Please contact me

          • DDC

            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).

  9. Erica

    Dear DDC,
    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.

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    • DDC

      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!

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    • Anastatia

      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.

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  10. Brooke

    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

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    • DDC

      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!

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  11. Crystal

    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

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    • DDC

      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.

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  12. Sara

    I find myself worrying about my result from the non invasive paternity test. Can I count on these results?!

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    • DDC

      Hi, Sara. Yes, you can. Ours is the only test that’s been validated and published and our lab processes are second to none.

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      • Sara

        Thank you for the reply! The reassurance makes such a difference!

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        • DDC

          Of course, and you’re very welcome. Wishing you all the best with your pregnancy and new little one!

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  13. chris

    Was wondering, are you guys avle to test other items other than a swab, such as a condom or toothbrush?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  14. Ma

    Hello
    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 ?

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    • Ma

      Hello
      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 ) ?

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      • DDC

        Hallo! Ich kann nicht für andere Labore sprechen, aber unsere ist absolut korrekt und wir stehen hinter unseren Ergebnissen.

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    • latisha

      how much does it cost to get DDC test and does insurance pay for it

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      • DDC

        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.

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  15. Ma

    Vielen Dank für die Antwort .
    Dann darf ich es so verstehen die Resultate sind voll verlässlich und absolut korrekt ??

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    • DDC

      Ja sicher. Wir haben alle Arten von Sicherheitsvorkehrungen getroffen, um eine sorgfältige Handhabung, korrekte Testprozesse und genaue Ergebnisse sicherzustellen.

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  16. Ma

    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

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    • DDC

      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!

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  17. Ma

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  18. Ma

    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%?

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  19. Ma

    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.

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    • DDC

      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.

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      • Ma

        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 .

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        • DDC

          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.

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          • Ma

            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 ?

        • DDC

          Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass Zwillinge verschiedene Väter haben, ist infinitesimal klein, also ja.

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          • Ma

            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

  20. Ma

    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?

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  21. Ma

    Are general mix-ups or exchanges with other clients of the blood sample and cheek swab excludable in the non-invasive prenatal test?

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  22. Jinn

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  23. john

    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

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    • DDC

      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/

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  24. Tina

    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

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    • DDC

      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.

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      • Tina

        Thank you! Hopefully now my mind will ease soon

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  25. Chelsea

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  26. GM

    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.

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    • DDC

      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: sbrooks@dnacenter.com. Thanks!

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      • GM

        DDC, Thank you for the quick reply.

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  27. Chiara

    Hi,
    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  28. Madison

    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

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    • DDC

      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.

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      • Madison

        Thank you 🙂

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        • DDC

          You’re welcome!

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  29. Emily

    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?

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    • DDC

      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!

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  30. jillian

    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.

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    • jillian

      ….How do we know the documents are legit. Thanks

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    • DDC

      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.

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  31. vanitalecumi

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  32. Lucy

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  33. Sam

    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

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    • DDC

      Hi, Sam. The chances of that are infinitesimally small.

      Reply
  34. Mina

    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.

    Reply
    • DDC

      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.

      Reply
      • Mina

        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.

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  35. Anuradha

    I’m 22 weeks pregnant..can I still do paternity test before my baby born.

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi Anuradha,
      Yes, of course you can!

      Reply
  36. Rose

    Doc van i ask..do you have here in korea?im waiting of ur reply..pls..thanks doc

    Reply
    • DDC

      Hi, Rose. Please contact our UK office at +44 20 3301 7346, since they can best assist you.

      Reply
  37. Amy

    How accurate are the prenatal paternity test?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Amy. I can’t speak for prenatal tests from other companies, but ours has been validated and published, and it’s 100% accurate.

      Reply
    • BBB

      Iri?

      Reply
  38. savita

    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 .

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    • DDC

      Hi, Savita. Did our lab do the testing for the agent in India?

      Reply
  39. George

    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.

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    • DDC

      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.

      Reply
  40. Kathleen

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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      • Kathleen

        Have you ever had a false negative?

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  41. savita

    yes

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    • Kathleen

      Yes what?

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      • Aloni

        I think I see where you meant to respond to your comment up there rather than this one.

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  42. Aloni

    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.

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    • DDC

      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.

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  43. Samantha

    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?

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    • DDC

      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!

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  44. Emilie

    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

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    • DDC

      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.

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  45. julia

    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?

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    • DDC

      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: https://dnacenter.com/southafrica/

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  46. Chris

    Are y’all located in Maryland ?

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    • DDC

      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. You can learn more here: https://dnacenter.com/locations/maryland/

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  47. N

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  48. Romey

    Once samples have been collected how long does it take to receive results? Are Christmas eve and day considered working business days?

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    • DDC

      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.

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  49. Niki

    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!

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    • DDC

      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!

      Reply
  50. Dedra

    My daughter had sex on the 14th, ovulating on the 15th and sex on the 16th. Unsure which man she is pregnant by?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Dedra. A prenatal paternity test can help answer that question once your daughter is at least 7 weeks’ pregnant.

      Reply
  51. Josefin

    Is it possible to send dna test frome Norway. Can you see if the baby is healty and boy ore girl in week 8

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    • DDC

      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.

      Reply
  52. Romar

    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.

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    • DDC

      Hi, Romar. A woman can test anytime after 7 weeks.

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  53. Des

    How much does this cost

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    • DDC

      The test costs $1,699 and discounts may be available. Please contact us at 800-681-7162.

      Reply
  54. Michaella

    Hi dear,
    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

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    • DDC

      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 contact@DNAcenter.com or you can reach out to us privately on our Facebook page: https://facebook.com/DDCpaternity.

      Reply
  55. Michelle

    Does the father taking antibiotics affect the test results?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Michelle. No, it does not.

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  56. Caitlin

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

      Reply
  57. Sarah

    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 ?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Sarah. That is an excellent question. A paternity test does not identify race…just a probability of paternity.

      Reply
  58. ENHLE

    Hi i just want to know how much is the test? and where can i do it i am living in Durban.

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    • DDC

      Hello, and thanks for reaching out. For information about testing in South Africa, please contact our corporate partner there directly: https://dnatest.co.za/

      Reply
  59. Ebone

    How can i get the test done without father know while im pregnant

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    • DDC

      Hi, Ebone. That’s really not possible. This test requires either a cheek-swab or blood sample from the father.

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      • Kendall

        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?

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        • DDC

          Hi, Kendall. Yes, we do the testing for AnyLabTestNow. You can book either through them or through us. There is no difference in process.

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  60. Rebecca

    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

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  61. Rebecca

    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?

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    • DDC

      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.

      Reply
  62. Amy

    Is this only available in the USA

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    • DDC

      Hi, Amy. Our non-invasive prenatal paternity test is available worldwide.

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      • Lexie

        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?

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        • 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.

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  63. Ashley

    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?

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    • DDC

      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).

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  64. Joseph W

    How much does this procedure normally cost?

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    • DDC

      Hello, Joseph. Our AABB-accredited non-invasive prenatal paternity test costs $1,699.

      Reply
  65. Amina

    I dont want the father to know about the exam .is it possible to do it without his acknowledgement ???

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    • DDC

      Hi, Amina. It’s impossible with a prenatal test, since a cheek-swab DNA sample is required from the possible father.

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    • Samantha

      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

      Reply
      • DDC

        For information about testing in South Africa, please contact our corporate partner in that country directly: https://dnatest.co.za/

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  66. Luu luu

    Hi and ty for all your information but what is the cost of the test?

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    • DDC

      The cost for the prenatal test is $1,699.

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      • Hanna

        Oh my goodness, that’s expensive!!

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        • DDC

          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.

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  67. Hanna

    How much do these tests cost?

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  68. Mia

    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

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    • DDC

      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.

      Reply
  69. Lisa

    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.

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    • DDC

      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).

      Reply
  70. Jasmine

    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?

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  71. Kaitlyn

    How much is it?

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    • DDC

      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).

      Reply
  72. Hannah

    Do you have any facilities in Virginia?

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    • DDC

      Hi, Hannah. We have approved DNA-collection sites all over Virginia. Please call us at 800-681-7162 for details.

      Reply
  73. Julia

    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.

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    • DDC

      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.

      Reply
    • Brittany

      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?

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      • DDC

        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.

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  74. Kierra

    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

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    • DDC

      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).

      Reply
  75. Philip

    Hi my name is Philip can I get the center in Nigeria?

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  76. Dontreal

    Do I have to pay up front

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    • DDC

      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).

      Reply

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