Non-Invasive Prenatal
Paternity Testing : Chain-of-Custody Test Accredited by AABB

Get answers before your baby is born

—as early as 7 weeks’ gestation!

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The world has changed, but you still need answers. DDC is here to help: Call us to find out how.

You’ve just discovered you’re expecting. Did you know paternity testing while pregnant is possible, even as early as 7 weeks’ gestation?

With the Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test from DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), it’s painless, fast, and  accurate.

Paternity questions during pregnancy can be stressful. Our technologically-advanced Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test performed with a strict chain-of-custody process is the first and only prenatal test accredited by the AABB. It gives you accurate paternity answers without any risk to you or the pregnancy— it’s completely safe.

  • Testing as early as 7 weeks’ gestation
  • Results online in 7 business days, with optional 3-day results available for an additional fee
  • Choice of legal or peace-of-mind results
  • Convenient appointments to suit your schedule
  • Optional gender determination
  • Financing options are available

Only DDC maintains strict standards of accountability for prenatal DNA paternity testing, including analysis, PhD review, and documentation. No other company’s test can claim AABB accreditation for chain-of-custody prenatal paternity testing, so you can be sure your test is in good hands. 

As shown in the illustration below, the fetal DNA combines with the mother’s DNA by passing through the placenta into the mother’s bloodstream. The fetal DNA is then isolated and analyzed during the testing process.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test?

A non-invasive prenatal paternity test is a way to determine who the father is before the baby is born. While the mom is pregnant, the DNA profile of the baby is determined from free-floating fetal cells found in the mom’s blood sample. The baby’s profile is compared to the DNA profile of the man tested—his DNA is collected by a simple mouth swab. A report is then generated to show if the man tested is or is not the biological father.

How does a prenatal paternity test work?

A prenatal paternity test uses cell-free DNA from the developing fetus floats freely in the bloodstream of the pregnant mother. This DNA can be found as early as the 7th week of pregnancy. With our exclusive technology that has been published in Genetics in Medicine, DDC develops a DNA profile of the fetus’s DNA and compares the profile to the DNA profile of the possible father.

What does “non-invasive” mean”?

Until recently, the only way to test for paternity while pregnant was to collect amniotic fluid via a long needle, which is an “invasive” procedure that presents a risk to the baby. “Non-invasive” means there is no need to intrude in the baby’s safe environment to test for paternity. Instead, we collect only a blood sample from the mom’s arm, and a cheek-swab sample from the father.

Will a previous pregnancy affect the outcome of a test?

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.

Are there differences between DDC’s test and other companies’ tests?

Yes, there are many differences between DDC’s test and other companies’ tests. Here are the Top 4:

  1. AABB Accreditation: The DDC chain-of-custody prenatal test is the first and only one accredited by the AABB, an independent organization that sets standard for excellence,  monitors lab performance, and issues accreditations when those standards are met. No other company or lab offers an AABB-accredited chain-of-custody prenatal DNA test. You can trust DDC to provide accurate results
  2. Patient Care: Our prenatal specialists guide you through testing and are available to answer questions every step of the way—helping our clients with an average of 10+ years’ experience
  3. Testing Accuracy: DDC maintains seven (7) laboratory accreditations, reflecting our commitment to quality and accuracy. You can be sure we’re second-to-none in providing customers with the most trusted test available today
  4. Full-Circle Test Management: DDC does not farm out our testing or our services. All stages of testing happen here in our state-of-the-art lab, so we have complete control over the quality of services provided

Quick Tip:  Choosing the Best Lab for Prenatal Paternity Testing

Your paternity test is important and can be a factor in making critical life choices.You may find companies online advertising cheap non-invasive prenatal paternity tests. Beware of these claims, and ask to see the actual published research supporting these tests. If a company is offering a free post-birth test, this means they don’t stand behind the quality of their prenatal test. NIPP testing with DDC involves the most advanced scientific methods and DNA high-sequencing instruments. DDC is one of the most trusted laboratories in the world, capable of delivering quality results to our most important client—YOU.

About the Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test from DDC

As Chief Science Officer for DDC since 2001, Dr. Michael Baird has overseen millions of paternity tests and was instrumental in developing today’s Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test used exclusively at DDC. He’s also been the trusted expert for many high-profile cases, including the Anna Nicole Smith case in 2007 and the Prince paternity test in 2016.

Learn more about this published study featuring DDC’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Michael Baird: DNA Isolated from Maternal Plasma

The NIPP test offered by DDC uses state-of-the-art technology combined with a rigorous bioinformatics analysis to provide accurate and reliable results.  DDC is the only NIPP provider that confirms the alleged father from all testing.The bioinformatics pipeline evaluates the data generated for quality, and metric thresholds are used to evaluate test results; reports are issued only if all thresholds are achieved.  The DDC NIPP test can also provide gender information.  Lastly, DDC has an expedited service that can provide results in three days from the date of sample receipt.

In the laboratory, the NIPP testing is performed by an experienced, dedicated group of technologists using next-generation sequencing technology. Controls are included in all testing to ensure reliability.  Each case is evaluated and signed out by a PhD trained specifically in the technology and NIPP data analysis.  This combination of professional personnel provides ensurance of superior quality.

—Dr. Michael Baird

The Most Accredited DNA Testing Lab in the World

AABB Accredited
CAP Accredited
NATA Accredited
Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
Ministry of Justice
Accreditations apply to Legal DNA tests under scope

The Most Accredited DNA Testing Lab in the World

AABB Accredited
CAP Accredited
NATA Accredited
Clinical Laboratories Improvement Amendments
ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board
Ministry of Justice
Accreditations apply to Legal DNA tests under scope

Call today for a free, confidential consultation—our paternity experts are ready to answer your questions.

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  • Down-payment of $999 plus 3 additional monthly installments
  • Results are released to you once testing is completed and before the balance is paid in full