Can your prenatal paternity test also tell you the gender?
If you choose to use blood samples for alleged father instead of mouth swabs, we can confirm the sex of the baby for just an additional $100.00!
Our Gender determination is only available with our non-invasive prenatal paternity testing when blood is provided for the alleged father.
It is important that you add this service to your order at the checkout if you would like to know your baby’s Gender as it can’t be added once your kit has been dispatched.
How accurate is the non-invasive prenatal test?
Our test is extremely reliable offering 99.9% accurate results. We use cutting-edge bioinformatics technology (an important field in genomic research) and advanced computing techniques to extract the fetal DNA from maternal blood samples. This eliminates all possible risks.
Our test is available starting at the 8th week of pregnancy (the 8th week following the first day of your last menstrual cycle). You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out your dates.
The cost of our test for testing one alleged father and the expectant mother is of AUD $1,595.00 including the sample collection. Results are ready in 10-14 working days.
What type of samples are required?
The mother will need to provide Blood (via a standard medical blood draw from the arm – like a normal blood test). We can test using Mouth Swab Samples, Nail Samples or Blood from the Alleged Father. When providing swabs, we are able to examine 2,688 SNPs in order to make a determination of paternity.
With Blood or Nails, we are testing a larger number of SNPs – over 5,000 compared with 2,688 – this requires more DNA than what would consistently and effectively convey if we used saliva.
How do I carry out my prenatal test?
Carrying out our test could not be easier! We arrange everything for you. Upon confirmation of your order we will send you a recommendation for one of our affiliated Collection Centres close to the address you have provided. We will book your appointment for you. The prenatal testing kit will be express posted to the pathology or to your address and include everything the collector will need to collect your samples as well as all of the necessary documentation which is to be returned direct to our Laboratory for testing. The kit will contain a return paid express post eParcel satchel for you to send your samples back to us the same day.
Bioinformatics, science and genetics
Our non-invasive prenatal paternity test is available thanks to a recent scientific breakthrough. Using advanced bioinformatics, we are able to carry out molecular analysis of maternal plasma and extract cell –free fetal DNA. This is not ordinary post-natal paternity test were we use a simple 16 genetic marker profile. This test is altogether very different – in fact we analyze hundreds of thousands of special genetic markers that we call SNPs or single nucleotide polymorphisms.
The only time we cannot conduct the test is in cases of IVF, if the Mother is expecting twins or if the alleged Fathers are close blood relatives.
If the man tested is the biological father of the unborn baby, we will provide a result that is 99.9% accurate. If he is not the biological father, the result will show a 0% probability.