Prenatal Paternity Test
- Just £875 for confidential results in 7 working days, or results in 4 working days for only an extra £200
- Interest-free credit payment option
- Guaranteed results or your money back
- 100% safe. No risk of miscarriage
- All testing performed in an award-winning UK laboratory
- Simple sample collection arrangements
- TV production companies including ITV and the BBC trust us for their DNA testing
Non invasive prenatal paternity testing you can trust from only £875
Our DNA prenatal paternity test is the UK’s most accurate non-invasive method to determine paternity of a baby before birth. The test can be performed as early as 5 weeks after conception (or 7 weeks after the last period).
This advanced procedure incorporates DNA SNP microarray technology by preserving and analysing the baby’s DNA (cfDNA) 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.
A guaranteed result or your money back
AlphaBiolabs provides 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. Other companies may say that they offer guaranteed results, but this is not true. It is important to be aware of this outcome.
The mother’s sample may have insufficient cell-free DNA (cfDNA) from the foetus, which could result in an inconclusive result.
In the unlikely event of an inconclusive result, we offer an additional test free of charge (when the mother is at least at 9 weeks’ gestation) with a newly collected sample. Should this also provide an inconclusive result, we will perform a third and final prenatal paternity test free of charge at (at least) 11 weeks’ gestation. However, please note that you are responsible for the cost of all blood sample collections.
In approximately 3–5% of cases, foetal DNA never reaches a sufficient level for successful testing. Should this happen after three attempted prenatal paternity tests, AlphaBiolabs will refund the cost of your prenatal paternity test. We are the only company to offer this money-back guarantee.
Please note, if you decide to cancel your test before we have had the opportunity to analyse all three samples, no refund will be payable due to the high cost of analysis.
We are the only UK laboratory
AlphaBiolabs is the only testing laboratory in the UK to offer prenatal paternity testing in-house. This means that we are accredited in the UK, regulated in the UK and therefore subject to UK data protection laws (GDPR).
Because we don’t ship your samples abroad, the blood samples are less likely to spoil during transit. We can get them to the laboratory quicker, perform the testing sooner and pass on these time savings to our customers.
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.
2. Choose one of the following sample collection options:
- Have one of our sample collectors visit your home or any place that is convenient to you
- Have your blood sample taken at one of our nationwide Walk in Centres
- Organise your own blood sample collection
3. 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.
All testing performed in an award-winning UK laboratory
Frequently Asked Questions
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 7 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 5 weeks after conception (or 7 weeks after the last period). You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out how many weeks pregnant you are.
How safe is the test? What are the risks?
With our unique, non-invasive prenatal paternity test, there is no risk to the mother or baby.
How accurate is the DNA test?
This is the most advanced prenatal paternity test currently available. 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 unlikely event of inconclusive results, we offer up to two additional tests free of charge (after the mother is at least at 9 weeks’ gestation) with newly collected samples. However, you are responsible for the cost of all blood sample collections.
In approximately 3–5% of cases, foetal DNA never reaches a sufficient level for successful testing. This is considered an inconclusive result and we will therefore refund the cost of your prenatal paternity test.
What samples are required?
Two mouth swabs are needed from the alleged father and a blood sample 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.
We can also arrange to have one of our trained sample collectors visit your home, or anywhere else convenient, to collect your samples. These two options ensure that the samples are collected correctly and are then safely returned to our laboratory for testing. Alternatively, you can choose to arrange your own blood sample and mouth swab collections. In this case, you will be responsible for returning the samples to the laboratory.
What if a re-collection is required?
If the blood or mouth swabs have insufficient DNA then an appointment can be arranged to recollect up to two additional samples. Please note that you will be responsible for the costs of these additional recollections. However, the additional tests themselves will be free of charge. If the testing is still unsuccessful after this time, results will not be possible and we will refund the cost of your prenatal paternity test.
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.