Non-invasive prenatal paternity testing involves analysing a baby’s DNA within the mother’s bloodstream to determine the biological father before the baby is born. This advanced procedure is 100% safe to the unborn child and available in Leeds.
In the past, invasive procedures (such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling) would have been relied upon to get a sample of an unborn baby’s DNA. However, these invasive methods carried a slight risk of miscarriage. AlphaBiolabs’ prenatal DNA test does not carry such risks. We can perform this non-invasive procedure in Leeds as early as 6 weeks after conception (or 8 weeks after the last period).
How does the DNA paternity test work?
All the mother needs to do is provide a blood sample so there are no side effects or risk of miscarriage. The alleged father’s sample simply involves using a mouth swab to collect DNA from his cheek cells. These samples do not need to be collected at the same location, but they should be collected around the same time to avoid any delays and the risk of the blood samples haemolysing.
Because a baby inherits DNA from both of its parents, the prenatal paternity test analyses the DNA samples to identify which half of the DNA is inherited from the mother and which half is from the father. Both baby and father will share DNA if the tested man is indeed the biological father.
DNA prenatal paternity testing options in Leeds
There are three sample collection options for prenatal paternity tests in and around Leeds.
- The blood and mouth swab samples can be collected at our conveniently-located Walk in Centre in Armley Moor Health Centre (95 Town Street, Leeds LS12 3HD).
- We can arrange for one of our highly trained sample collectors to come to your house, your place of work, or anywhere else convenient to collect your samples.
- You could request that your GP or another medical professional collect your samples. Please note that this may incur a fee.
Once your samples are received at our Warrington-based laboratory, the testing process can begin. You can order your prenatal DNA test here. Your results will be available within 7 days for £875. Alternatively, we offer an express 4-day service for an additional £200. A 6-month interest-free credit option is available upon application. Please call us now on 0333 600 1300 to apply.
Got any questions?
More information and FAQs on prenatal paternity tests can be read in our Learning Centre article: https://www.alphabiolabs.co.uk/learning-centre/prenatal-dna-testing/ You can also contact our Customer Services team on 0333 600 1300 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org