DNA Paternity Testing Before The Baby Is Born
NOTE: For legal prenatal paternity testing, you can visit any of our collection facilities to direct your case for setup through our AABB-accredited office in Broward County. The friendly and knowledgeable staff at the Broward office processes casework and facilitates testing at our AABB-accredited lab for all our Florida locations.
Paternity DNA testing while pregnant is a conclusive way to determine paternity of an unborn child. It is an excellent option for those who do not wish to wait and do the DNA testing before the baby is born to determine the paternity of a child. We have several options to choose from below.
1. NON–INVASIVE PRENATAL PATERNITY TEST (No medical risks involved for the baby: simple blood-draw from the mother)
Best Way For DNA Paternity Testing While Pregnant
We are the the most trusted provider for DNA testing while pregnant in the United States. The test can be performed as early as 7 weeks into the pregnancy and is completely safe for both mother and unborn child.
This Test Option:
- Is 100 % safe and provides probability of paternity of 99.9% or higher for an inclusion or 0% for an exclusion, with results in 3-5 business days once samples arrive at the lab
- Requires only a simple blood collection from the mother and buccal (cheek) swabs for the alleged father
- Can be performed any time starting in the 7th week of pregnancy until just before birth of the baby
- Easy to schedule with over 1,500 blood collection locations (most conveniently located near you)
Broward: (954) 476-1818 — Dade: (786) 344-4647 — Palm Beach: (561) 430-2060
OTHER OPTIONS | INVASIVE PRENATAL PATERNITY TESTS: (some risks are involved)
Two other procedures for doing DNA testing before birth of the baby that are performed depending on the stage of pregnancy are as follows and are invasive procedures and they both have some risks involved.
2. Chorionic Villi Sampling (CVS)
During the 9th to 13th week of pregnancy, (the time of when the procedure is to be performed is depending on the doctor performing the collection) a small sample can be taken from the placenta, a membrane that partially surrounds the developing fetus. This procedure is performed either trans-cervical (through the vagina) or trans-abdominal (through the abdominal wall).
During the 14th to 24th week of pregnancy, (the time of when the procedure is to be performed is also depending on the doctor performing the collection) a sample of amniotic fluid can be drawn. The amniotic fluid, found in the sac surrounding the developing fetus, contains fetal cells that can be used for DNA analysis. Sampling is performed by inserting a needle through the abdominal wall to extract amniotic fluid.
Both of these procedures, which are commonly used to test for genetic birth defects and other possible health problems with the baby, are performed by an OB/GYN. Because the procedures are invasive, there is a slight risk of infection and risk of miscarriage. We urge the mother to consult her OB/GYN for more information about these risks.
These test options are greater than 99% accurate or higher probabilities of paternity for inclusions if the alleged father is the biological father and 100% certainty for exclusions if the alleged father is not the biological father.
All test options for prenatal above usually take five working days after receiving samples from all tested individuals.