We’ve all heard about anxious fathers hovering around the delivery room— or the DNA testing lab— but how about those who need to know before the baby is born? All About Truth DNA Testing Services now offers a non-invasive (non-harmful) paternal test of the fetus while the baby is still in the womb.
A man came to us last week with this very question. « How can i test who the father is while the mother is still pregnant? » he wanted to know. When we told him this is now offered in South Florida, he was visibly relieved.
There are important issues related to testing a child who is still in the womb— child support, legal inheritance, or benefits such as social security, to name just a few. If there are medical issues, the child may need to be treated. And of course, basic human instinct means we have a deep desire to know who our children are.
After birth could be too late. By that time, many hospitals have recorded a « father’s » name. That person becomes legally and financially responsible for the child. For these reasons, a non-invasive prenatal DNA test is appropriate and necessary in many situations.
The test requires a blood sample from the mother and from the alleged father.
The baby’s DNA, contained in the mother’s bloodstream, forms the basis for lab analysis. The test can be performed after the eighth week of pregnancy and it is virtually 100% reliable.
DNA Paternity Test For a Child in the Womb
A baby inherits its genetic profile from both parents. Paternity tests verify the biological relationship by taking DNA samples from the man, the mother, and the unborn baby.
Other DNA paternity tests are available as the embryo develops. Amniocentesis employs a needle to withdraw amniotic fluid from the uterus. This test is more invasive (may cause miscarriage), and requires a doctor’s consent. Another type of DNA paternity test takes a sample of tissue, called chorionic villii, from the uterus. This test also requires a doctor’s consent.
All About Truth DNA Testing Services in South Florida is now able to offer non-invasive blood testing for paternity, by partnering with a leading national facility. With 1,500 blood collection sites, prenatal testing has never been easier or more convenient. The test is 99%-plus accurate if the alleged father is the biological father, and 100% accurate if the alleged father is not the biological parent.
Now it’s not necessary to wait and wonder until the baby is born. Questions that may haunt the father (and the baby) can be settled while the mother is still pregnant. Until now, prenatal DNA tests were painful and sometimes dangerous for the fetus and/or the mother. Medical advances in DNA collection and analysis have changed the landscape.
If you have a crying need to know and can’t wait until the baby is crying in the next room, wait no more. Give us a call and ask about prenatal paternity testing.