If you are looking for a prenatal paternity test in London, AlphaBiolabs can perform a non-invasive prenatal paternity test as early as seven weeks into the pregnancy. Whenever there is uncertainty surrounding the child’s father, this innovative test can help to give you an answer.
In the past, invasive procedures have been the only way to obtain a sample of an unborn baby’s DNA (such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling). However, both of these methods carry a slight risk of miscarriage.
This newer, non-invasive prenatal paternity test is 100% risk-free for both mother and baby, and can be carried out safely at a very early stage in the pregnancy.
How does a prenatal paternity test work?
The prenatal DNA test analyses the unborn baby’s DNA within the mother’s bloodstream. To perform the test, we need a blood sample and two mouth swabs from the mother. From the alleged father, we just need two mouth swabs. The swabs enable us to collect cheek cell DNA.
The mother and alleged father’s samples do not need to be collected in the same location, but it is recommended that they are collected around the same time to avoid any delays. This also helps to prevent the risk of the blood samples haemolysing.
A baby inherits DNA from both of its parents. Our prenatal paternity test examines the DNA samples from the mother, the alleged father, and the baby to identify which half of the DNA is inherited from the mother, and which half is from the father. If the man is the child’s biological father, both baby and father will share DNA.
Where can I get a prenatal paternity test in London?
There are three sample collection methods available for prenatal paternity testing in and around London:
- Both the blood and mouth swab samples can be collected at one of our conveniently located Walk-in Centres in North or South London
- We can arrange for one of our trained sample collectors to come to your house, or anywhere convenient to collect your samples.
- Alternatively, we can send you a testing kit and you can arrange your own collections through your GP or another medical professional, such as a nurse or phlebotomist.
Once your samples have been received at our award-winning UK-based laboratory, the testing process can begin. Your confidential results will be available within seven days for £875. We also offer an express four-day service for an additional £200. A six-month interest-free credit option is available too. Please call 0333 600 1300 to apply. Guaranteed results, or your money back.