How soon can you do a paternity test?

How early can you do a DNA test on an unborn baby?

How early can you do a DNA test on an unborn baby? Read our latest expert guide to learn more about prenatal DNA testing…

How early can you do a DNA test on an unborn baby?

A DNA test on an unborn baby can be performed from as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy. This type of DNA test is called a prenatal paternity test or is known as NIPP –non-invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP). This novel procedure is ideal if there is uncertainty surrounding the father of the baby.

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Taking a paternity test during pregnancy determines a biological relationship between a baby and the father. According to the American Pregnancy Association (APA), this is important for legal, medical, and psychological reasons.

  • It establishes legal and social benefits such as inheritance and social security
  • It provides a medical history for your baby
  • It can strengthen the bond between father and child

AlphaBiolabs’ prenatal paternity test is for peace of mind purposes.

How does this early DNA test work?

Not only can this prenatal paternity test be carried out at an early stage of the pregnancy, it is 100% safe to both mother and child. It only requires a blood sample from the mother and a mouth swab from the potential father. The test works by analyzing the baby’s DNA that is found within the mother’s bloodstream. There is no risk to the mother or the unborn child, unlike an invasive prenatal test, such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling (CVS), in which embryonic fluid is taken directly from the womb using a needle.

The mother’s blood sample must be collected by a medical professional, such as a nurse, a phlebotomist, or another medical practitioner. Since blood samples break down quickly, they must be sent for testing as soon as possible after collection to avoid the risk of the blood samples hemolyzing. DNA from the potential father is easily taken using a mouth swab on his inside cheek (much like a large Q-tip).

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The prenatal test procedure works by analyzing the collected DNA samples to determine an accurate match. Since DNA is inherited from both the mother and the father, a match will exist when the tested man is related to the baby. This can confirm without question the identity of the father. AlphaBiolabs provides at least 99% probability of paternity where the father is confirmed as being the biological father.

Prenatal paternity test in the comfort of your home

AlphaBiolabs can send a prenatal paternity testing kit direct to your home or any other convenient address. The test kit includes everything needed to collect your samples, including all the necessary documentation. The potential father’s sample can be collected by the test participant himself and easy-to-follow instructions are included.

Results are available in 7–8 working days. Please note that the turnaround time starts from when samples reach our lab. 

The test is available for $795 and can be ordered here. If you have any questions, please contact our Client Services team via Live Chat, call us on 727-325-2902, or email us at

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