The Grateful Dead expressed it best: Got a wife in Chino and one in Tennessee. The first one says she’s got my child but it don’t look like me. In the old days, there was no surefire way to tell the paternity of a child— especially the unborn. Nowadays, with DNA paternity testing, there is no need to study the child for a physical resemblance or lie awake at night wondering if you are supporting someone else’s child.
Paternity testing is popular and common but many people still do not know that unborn babies can also be tested. Millions of men have found peace of mind, financial security and emotional relief knowing for sure whether the growing fetus is in fact their biological offspring.
All About Truth DNA Testing Services has several ways of verifying paternity before the birth. By comparing DNA, we can confirm with 99% assurance if there is a blood relationship, and 100% certainty if the two are not related.
There are many implications, of course, that are settled by a DNA match of father and child. Inheritance, immigration, child support, veterans’ benefits, social security, medical profiles . . . all hinge on paternity. Moreover, waiting until the child is born, after the hospital has named a father on the birth certificate, could complicate the issue when the acknowledgement of paternity is filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics. If this document is not disputed within a certain time frame, a man could be legally responsible for a child no matter who the actual father is.
DNA Test Doesn’t Lie About Fatherhood
The easiest way to confirm or invalidate paternity is to take a blood sample from the mother and a buccal swab (from the inside of the cheek) from the alleged father. This type of sample, conducted after the child is born, can be dropped off at any of 1,500 locations.
Other techniques carry some risk. Chorionic villi sampling (CVS) is conducted by a doctor who draws a small sample of tissue from the placenta. The villi are small vessels that form on the membrane between mother and child, allowing nutrients to pass from mother to baby.
Another type of DNA test involves a sample of amniotic fluid, also collected by a doctor, who inserts a needle through the abdominal wall of the mother. There is a slight risk of infection and a risk of miscarriage, which the ob/gyn doctor can explain.
Results are available within a week.
Blood Relationship Proven by DNA Test
There are many reasons why people need to know the truth about paternity, and now there is no good reason to wait until the child has arrived. We have state-of-the-art technology to verify the paternity of an unborn child, and it is virtually error-free. Testing can take place as early as the first trimester.
Because sperm can survive in the woman’s body for as long as 10 days, DNA testing is the only sure way to confirm paternity. The old method of trying to ascertain a date when the woman became pregnant is unscientific and unreliable. If you know someone who has questions about the paternity of a fetus, please share our website link and phone number with them.