Prenatal Paternity Test

Uncertainty regarding who the father of your baby is can be extremely stressful. Every year, we help thousands of mothers-to-be and possible fathers-to-be get the answers they need before the baby is born with our non-invasive prenatal paternity test. DDC can provide an accurate probability of paternity as early as 7 weeks gestation.

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How Does Prenatal Paternity Testing Work?

Beginning just weeks into pregnancy, small pieces of the baby’s DNA, called cell-free fetal DNA or cffDNA, begin to appear in the mom’s bloodstream. Using the most advanced laboratory techniques available, the Certainty™ Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity test isolates the baby’s DNA and compares up to 2,500 genetic locations in the sample to the father’s DNA to determine paternity with over 99.9% confidence.

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The Certainty™ Prenatal Paternity Test

Available through DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC), this prenatal test can help answer your paternity questions from the moment they arise. The Certainty™ Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity Test compares the DNA of a possible father with the DNA from the developing fetus and determines the probability of paternity with over 99.9% confidence. Call our experts for a free consultation.

As Early as 7 Weeks

The earliest DNA paternity test available.

Results as soon as 3 Business Days

When you choose expedited testing.

Get started for just $599 down

Choose our payment plan option or pay in full upfront for a discounted rate.

Baby’s Gender included FREE

Mothers can learn their baby’s gender in the results for free.

Over 25 Years of Experience in DNA Relationship Testing

For decades, customers have trusted us with over 20 million DNA tests. Our expert laboratory technicians ensure your prenatal paternity test results are accurate for the samples provided.



First and only test accredited by the Association for the Advancement of Blood & Biotherapies.

American Pregnancy Association

American Pregnancy Association

The only test endorsed by the American Pregnancy Association.

25 Years

25 Years

Over 25 years of experience in DNA relationship testing.

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We Are Your Prenatal Paternity Test Experts

DDC performs thousands of non-invasive prenatal paternity tests each year, in addition to:

Non-Invasive DNA Paternity Testing

How the Certainty™ Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity Test Works

We make it easy by managing the entire process for you with flexible options to meet your needs. Our DNA specialists are available to help at any point in the process.

Step 1: Give Us a Call

Looking for a prenatal paternity test that can be used in court? Have questions about the science behind the test? Call our experts for a no-obligation consultation. A dedicated DDC customer service representative can help answer any questions you may have and identify which type of paternity test may best suit your needs.

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Step 2: Scheduling DNA Sample Collection

When you choose prenatal paternity testing with DDC, your customer service representative will make an appointment for test participants at a local approved DNA collection center in your area. These appointments can be made at multiple collection centers if needed.

At the collection center, the identities of all tested parties will be verified and this proof of verification will be included in the paternity test report (results), making the results court-admissible.

If court-admissibility is not a concern, you can opt to collect the possible father’s DNA sample at home with a buccal (cheek) swab, or submit an alternative DNA sample source such as cigarette butts, nail clippings, and ear swabs.

Step 3: Your Test is Carefully Processed

Once the DNA samples arrive at the DDC laboratory, our technicians carefully handle and prepare them for processing. The results are then reviewed by our in-house team of PhDs and your paternity test report is prepared.

Step 4: Receive Your Results Online

Once testing is complete, typically within 3-5 days, we will send you an email — just log in to our secure website to view your results. Prenatal paternity test results are completely confidential, and your private genetic information is never shared with or sold to outside parties. See our privacy policy here.

Non-Invasive Paternity DNA Testing

Call For Your Reliable Prenatal Paternity Test

When you choose DNA Diagnostics Center for your paternity test, you can rely on the results. As the world leaders in paternity and relationship testing, we understand how important getting answers quickly, affordably, and accurately is for our customers. We maintain the highest level of accreditations worldwide, and offer the first and only Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity Test with AABB accreditation and endorsed by the American Pregnancy Association.

Is the Certainty™ Prenatal Paternity Test Report Court-Admissible?

Our prenatal paternity test follows a strict chain-of-custody process with the DNA sample collection witnessed, giving you legal, court-admissible paternity test results. Some people choose to collect the possible father’s DNA sample at home with just a cheek swab or other discreet DNA sample options, but there are important differences in the test reports.

Discreet DNA Sample Options from the Father

For the possible father’s sample, you may also submit an alternative DNA source such as cigarette butts, nail clippings, and ear swabs. This alternative DNA source will be tested to ensure enough DNA is present on the specimen to run the paternity test. Questions about what alternative DNA sources you may provide? Call our experts for a free consultation.

Restrictions for Paternity Testing While Pregnant

  • A woman must be at least 7 weeks pregnant to test.
  • A prenatal paternity test cannot be performed for a woman expecting twins or multiples.
  • We cannot perform testing with two possible fathers who share a close biological relationship.

FAQs About Prenatal Paternity Tests

Below are some frequently asked questions about prenatal paternity tests.

Can I get a paternity test while I’m pregnant?

Yes, you can get a paternity test while pregnant. The Certainty™ non-invasive prenatal paternity test helps you determine who the father of your baby is before birth, as early as 7 weeks into your pregnancy!

What is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test?

A non-invasive prenatal paternity test determines the father before the baby is born. While the mother is pregnant, the baby’s DNA profile is analyzed using free-floating fetal cells found in her blood sample. The baby’s profile is compared to the DNA profile of the man being tested. A report is then generated to determine if the tested man is or is not the biological father.

How does a prenatal paternity test work?

A prenatal paternity test utilizes cell-free DNA from the developing fetus, which circulates freely in the bloodstream of the pregnant mother. This DNA can be detected as early as the 7th week of pregnancy. With exclusive technology (published in the Journal of American Medical Association) DDC creates a DNA profile of the fetus and compares it to the DNA profile of the potential father.

How much does a prenatal paternity test cost?

The Certainty™ Prenatal Paternity Test is available starting at $155 per month with our Affirm financing partnership. The cost of the test varies depending on the number of tested parties, speed of turnaround required (we can process your samples in as little as 3 days), and type of sample provided by the potential father(s). Questions? Call our experts for a no-obligation consultation.

What does “non-invasive” mean?

Non-invasive means there’s no need to disrupt the baby’s safe environment to conduct a paternity test. Instead, we only collect a blood sample from the mother’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.

Is there a difference between the DNA Diagnostics Center laboratory and other labs?

Yes, there are many differences, for example:

  • Patient Care: Our prenatal specialists have an average of 10+ years’ experience, guide you through testing, and are available to answer questions every step of the way. Our experts can help you determine if you need a home paternity test or paternity test that can be used in court.
  • Testing Accuracy: DDC maintains seven (7) laboratory accreditations, reflecting our commitment to quality and accuracy. Including the Gold Standard: AABB accreditation.
  • 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 testing and services provided.

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