- Just £875.00 for confidential results in 7 working days, or upgrade to results in 4 working days for only an extra £200
- Blood and mouth swab sample collection at our network of Walk in Centres
- 100% safe for your child. There is no risk of miscarriage
- Interest-free credit payment option
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Non invasive prenatal paternity testing you can trust from only £875.00
Our DNA prenatal paternity test is the UK’s most accurate non-invasive method to determine paternity of the baby before birth.
This advanced procedure incorporates DNA SNP microarray technology by preserving and analysing the baby’s DNA that is found within the mother’s bloodstream.
This is a non invasive DNA prenatal test, which means that there is no risk to the mother or the unborn child when taking this test, unlike an invasive prenatal test in which embryonic fluid is taken directly from the womb using a needle.
What are the steps involved in a non invasive prenatal paternity test?
Obtaining one of our non invasive prenatal paternity tests could not be easier.
- Order your test online by clicking the Order Your Test Here button or call AlphaBiolabs on 0333 600 1300
- One of our sample collectors will visit a place that is convenient to you. Alternatively, you can have your blood sample taken at one of our nationwide Walk in Centres
- Receive your paternity results via email
Get your results in 7 working days for £875 or upgrade to an express 4-day service for an additional £200.
A 6-month interest-free credit service is available.
More detailed information about AlphaBiolabs’ DNA prenatal test can be found on our Learning Centre.
How does the prenatal paternity test work?
Our non-invasive prenatal DNA testing provides the most accurate way to determine paternity before birth. It uses a state-of-the-art process which combines the latest DNA technology and unique methods of preserving the baby’s DNA, which is naturally found in the mother’s bloodstream after 8 weeks’ gestation.
What exactly does non-invasive mean?
One of the best ways to explain non-invasive is to look at the opposite approach: an invasive DNA paternity test. The traditional invasive prenatal paternity tests require that cells be obtained from either the amniotic fluid or the placenta.
The non-invasive paternity test uses a simple blood sample from the mother and therefore does not require a needle to be inserted into the womb.
When is the earliest I can take the prenatal paternity test?
Non-invasive prenatal testing can be carried out as early as 6 weeks after conception (or 8 weeks after the last period).
How safe is the test? What are the risks?
With our unique, non-invasive prenatal paternity test, there is no risk to your baby other than the normal risk to the mother of having a blood sample taken.
How accurate is the DNA test?
We provide at least 99% probability of paternity where the father is confirmed as being the biological father.
What are the chances of getting a conclusive result?
In the majority of cases, we provide at least 99% probability of paternity where the father is confirmed as being the biological father.
However, a conclusive result cannot always be guaranteed because of the scientific limitations of non-invasive prenatal paternity testing.
In the event of an inconclusive result, we offer an additional test free of charge (when the mother is at least at 12 weeks’ gestation) with a newly collected sample. However, you are responsible for the cost of a blood sample recollection.
In approximately 5% of cases, foetal DNA never reaches a sufficient level for successful testing. This is considered an inconclusive result and no refund would be payable due to the amount of laboratory work already conducted.
What samples are required?
Two mouth swabs are needed from the alleged father and two samples of blood from the mother.
Is a sample needed from the alleged father?
Yes. We need samples from both the mother and alleged father.
Can the samples be collected at different locations?
The samples do not need to be collected at the same location. However, the samples should be collected around the same time to avoid any delays and the risk of the blood samples haemolysing.
What are the options for sample collection?
The blood samples are time sensitive and need to be collected by a trained nurse, a phlebotomist, or an AlphaBiolabs fully trained sample collector. The mouth swabs also ideally need to be collected by an AlphaBiolabs sample collector. Both of these samples can be collected at the same time, or separately, at one of our nationwide Walk in Centres.
What if a re-collection is required?
If the blood or mouth swabs have insufficient DNA then an appointment can be arranged to recollect any samples. AlphaBiolabs offers two blood sample recollections, if necessary, for an additional fee. If the testing is still unsuccessful after this time, results will not be possible. This is considered an inconclusive result.
When do I get my results?
Results can be made available in 4–7 working days depending on the level of service you choose.
Our express service can get your results back to you in just 4 working days (for an additional £200).
How much does the prenatal DNA test cost?
Results can be made available in 7 working days for £875. An express service to get your results back in just 4 working days is also available for an additional £200.
A 6-month interest-free credit payment option is available, subject to status. Please call us on 0333 600 1300 to apply.
How do I order a prenatal DNA test?
You can order your test here and one of our Customer Services team will be in touch to arrange your sample collections.
Alternatively, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Customer Services on 0333 600 1300. We can talk you through the process and outline the next steps.