Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test
Paternity can be determined using a simple blood-draw from the mother and a buccal-swab collection from the alleged father, as early as 7 weeks' gestation. This non-invasive prenatal test is completely safe for both mother and unborn child and utilizes the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) to generate results. The technology examines 2,688 SNP (pronounced snip) markers in the DNA to develop the data used to calculate whether or not the alleged father is the biological father of the fetus.
We are able to separate fetal DNA from the mother’s DNA to create a DNA profile for the fetus (cells from the developing fetus float freely in the bloodstream of the pregnant mother); these fetal cells can be detected as early as the 8th week of pregnancy.