Getting pregnant can be exciting, as well as stressful, and even overwhelming. The whole experience is often best with lots of care and support, but any uncertainty about the paternity can cause a largely unnecessary amount of stress. At Choice DNA Testing, we offer a service called noninvasive prenatal paternity testing, so you can stop worrying about who the father is, and get back to focusing on having a healthy and stable pregnancy. Today we will go over the details of what a prenatal paternity test is, as well as address a few common questions about safety and accuracy.
What Is It?
Noninvasive prenatal paternity testing is a service that is designed to help you determine the father of an unborn fetus, as early as 8 weeks after conception. This procedure can be done with a blood test, or with testing of the amniotic fluids. The blood tests only require blood from the mother and the father, since the infant’s DNA can be detected in the mother’s blood after 8 weeks.
Is It Safe?
In short, yes! Noninvasive prenatal paternity testing poses no threat to the mother, or to the fetus. If you choose to do the blood test, which is recommended, we can even send you an at-home testing kit, or help set you up with an appointment at a specialized testing center. If you choose to go with the amniotic fluid test, there are certain risks, only because it requires a hospital visit, which can open you up to unnecessary fees, and risk of infection. The safest, and also fastest method is with our tried and true prenatal blood testing.