The test requires a blood sample from the mother and a buccal swab collection from the father.
Can I Get a Paternity Test While Pregnant?
Yes, you can get a paternity test while pregnant, and as early as 8 weeks. The test gives you an accurate paternity answer without any risk to you or the pregnancy – it’s completely safe.
How Prenatal Paternity Testing Works
Free-floating fetal DNA combines with the mother’s DNA by passing through the placenta into the mother’s bloodstream. The fetal DNA is isolated and analyzed during the testing process, and then compared to the possible father’s DNA profile.
Restrictions for Paternity Testing While Pregnant :
- A woman must be at least 8 weeks pregnant to test
- A prenatal paternity test cannot be performed for a woman expecting twins or multiples
- We cannot perform testing with two possible fathers who share a close biological relationship
DDC is one of the most trusted laboratories in the world, capable of delivering quality results to our most important client – you. Results are completely confidential, and your private genetic information is never shared with or sold to outside parties.