About our Prenatal Paternity DNA Test
Available for $895, our Prenatal Paternity Test (performed while mom is still pregnant) is an accurate, non-invasive method to determine who is the biological father of a baby before birth.
The cost of the test includes your test kit and all lab fees.
The test is non-invasive and 100% risk free for mom and baby (unlike an invasive prenatal test in which embryonic fluid is taken directly from the womb using a needle).
The test requires a blood sample and two cheek swabs from mom, and two cheek swabs from the potential father. This advanced procedure works by analyzing the baby’s DNA, which can be found in the mother’s bloodstream during pregnancy.
AlphaBiolabs provides at least 99% probability of paternity where the father is confirmed as being the biological father.
We are also accredited to the international quality standard ISO 17025 for laboratory testing.
Order your Prenatal Paternity Test online now.
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Please note: all our peace of mind DNA test kits are sent out in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.
What will the test cost?
You can order our Prenatal Paternity DNA Test online now for $895.
The price of your test includes:
- The test kit and mailing of the test kit using USPS Priority Mail
- Testing for one potential father
- All lab fees
- A digital copy of your test results (sent by password-protected email)
If you would like to test more than one potential father, you can select this option when placing your order (additional charges apply).
The mother will also need to have a blood sample drawn by a medical professional, such as a nurse, a phlebotomist, or another medical practitioner, which may incur an additional charge.
Please note that you are responsible for getting the blood sample drawn and for any fees associated with this.
How soon can I take a prenatal paternity test?
Non-invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) DNA testing can be carried out as early as seven weeks into pregnancy.
You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out how many weeks pregnant you are.
What samples do we need for a prenatal paternity test and how are they collected?
For the Prenatal Paternity DNA Test, two mouth swabs are needed from the potential father, along with two mouth swabs and a blood sample from the mother.
The samples from the mother and potential father do not need to be collected at the same location. The father's test can be done at home, with only two mouth swab samples needed.
Mom will need to have a blood sample drawn by a medical professional, such as a nurse, a phlebotomist, or another medical practitioner. To avoid degradation of the samples, we recommend that the mother's and potential father's DNA samples are collected at approximately the same time.
Please note that our DNA test includes all testing fees, but you are responsible for getting your blood sample drawn and for any fees associated with this.
If you need help finding a phlebotomist near you, try searching online for ‘phlebotomist’ or ‘phlebotomy service' in your area.
How does the prenatal paternity test work?
Our non-invasive Prenatal Paternity Test uses a state-of-the-art process which combines the latest DNA technology and unique methods of preserving the baby's DNA, which is naturally found in the mother's bloodstream after seven weeks into pregnancy.
By analyzing the baby's DNA together with the parents' DNA, we can determine which half of the baby's DNA is inherited from the mom and which half is from the potential father.
If the tested man is the biological father, both will share DNA. When he is not the biological father, there will be differences in the DNA of the man and the baby.
AlphaBiolabs is accredited to the international quality standard ISO 17025 to perform prenatal paternity testing.
All our peace of mind DNA test kits are also sent out in discreet, plain packaging, for full confidentiality.
How accurate is the Prenatal Paternity DNA Test?
AlphaBiolabs is accredited to the international quality standard ISO 17025 to carry out prenatal paternity testing.
In the majority of cases, we can provide a 99.99% probability of paternity where the potential father is confirmed as the biological father.
However, in a very small number of cases, a conclusive result may not be reached due to the scientific limitations of non-invasive prenatal paternity testing.
If your result is inconclusive, we will provide up to two additional tests,* two weeks apart, free of charge (after the mother is at least nine weeks into the pregnancy). This means you will need to acquire other blood samples from a medical professional.
Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of all blood collections.
In 3-5% of cases, fetal DNA never reaches a sufficient level for successful testing. If this happens after we have performed three tests, AlphaBiolabs will refund the cost of your prenatal paternity test (please note this refund will not include the cost of any additional sample collections).
*Please note if you receive an inconclusive result and decide to cancel your test rather than proceeding with the additional second and third free-of-charge tests, we will be unable to offer a refund.
Is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test safe?
A non-invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) test is 100% safe and risk-free for mom and baby.
At AlphaBiolabs, we offer non-invasive prenatal paternity testing only, using cheek (buccal) swabs from the mother and potential father, and a blood sample from the mother.
DNA tests from other laboratories may include invasive prenatal paternity tests, which require that cells be obtained from either the amniotic fluid or the placenta using a needle.
Can a prenatal paternity test be performed after fertility treatments?
Our Prenatal Paternity DNA Test is ideally suited for expectant parents who have become pregnant following fertility treatment.
With increasing numbers of babies being born as a result of in vitro fertilization (IVF) or surrogacy, DNA testing can provide confirmation and peace of mind as to the biological identity of an unborn child’s father.
Although mistakes are rare, as the fertilization process takes place in a clinic or hospital, there is always a small risk of the wrong sample being used. This means that there is a possibility that the sperm donor may not be the biological father of the child.
A prenatal paternity test can help ensure any errors are identified before the baby is born.
When will I receive my kit?
Simply buy your test online now, and we’ll mail your test kit out to you immediately.
Your test kit will be sent directly to your chosen address in discreet, plain packaging, for complete confidentiality.
You can choose to receive your kit by USPS Priority Mail (included in the cost of your test), or upgrade to USPS Priority Mail Express for an additional $29.99.
When will I receive my results?
Once you have collected your samples, simply mail them back to our laboratory using your preferred shipping method.
As soon as we receive your DNA samples, we begin the testing process at our accredited laboratory.
You will receive your results by password-protected email in 7 business days after we have received your samples.
What is peace of mind testing?
At AlphaBiolabs, we offer peace of mind testing with all our DNA testing kits.
As the name suggests, a peace of mind DNA test is for personal use only.
The results of these tests can give you the answers you need, but they cannot be used for legal purposes or in court proceedings.
Peace of mind tests also allow you to collect your samples quickly and easily at home, without the need to use a more costly and time-consuming third-party to verify the DNA sample collection.
A guaranteed result or your money back
In the majority of cases, we can confirm probability of paternity up to 99% if the man being tested is the biological father of the child.
In a very small number of cases, a conclusive result may not be reached because of the scientific limitations of NIPP testing.
In the case of an inconclusive result we provide up to two additional tests, two weeks apart, free of charge (after the mother is at least at nine weeks into the pregnancy). This means you will need to acquire other blood samples from a medical professional. Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of all blood collections.
In approximately 3–5% of cases, fetal DNA never reaches a sufficient level for successful testing. This is considered an inconclusive result and we will refund the cost of the prenatal paternity test.