Non-invasive versus conventional invasive methods:

 

Non Invasive Test Invasive Test
Sample Collection Standard medical blood draw. Extraction of amniotic fluid from womb or chorionic biopsy.*
Risks Has no risks whatsoever. Damage to fetal limbs, leakage of amniotic fluid, miscarriage.
Side effects and Pain No side effects.
No pain to very slight moderate pain.
Soreness at point of needle penetration, fevers, chills, cramping and infection.
Procedure may cause moderate to high pain.
Time required 2 minutes for a blood draw. Around 60 minutes.
Who performs test? Nurse, phlebotomist or doctor OBGYN Surgeon

*Samples of amniotic fluid or chorionic villi have to be analyzed within 24 hours as the sample quickly degrades. This is not an issue with the blood samples we require for our test.

Prenatal test for paternity: What’s included

The non invasive pregnancy paternity test includes:

  • The kit (containing blood collection tubes and required forms);
  • Mouth swabs for samples for the alleged father
  • The return courier courier pouch which enables quick and timely arrival of samples at the lab;
  • Laboratory analysis;
  • The result of your DNA test.

For the price of $1590 you can have a Prenatal Paternity Test and the results will be ready in just 7-10 working days starting from the moment we receive your samples at the laboratory and are sent by email.

With our prenatal test you can pay just 50% of the price to place your order and receive your kit.

Based in Toronto, EasyDNA can provide paternity testing before birth anywhere in Canada including Alberta, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton.

Your kit

Your kit will contain blood collection tubes and will be sent to you by courier service. You will also have 4 swabs for the alleged father. Once you receive your kit all you need to do is fix an appointment with a qualified nurse or doctor to have the samples taken. Returning samples is easy – we provide a prepaid courier pack using our courier account. You just need to call them and have them collect the samples (we suggest you ask them to collect your DNA samples on the same day as the sample collection). Important to remember you must be 9 weeks from conception (this means you will be in your 11th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period) to take this test.

To calculate any dates related to your pregnancy, you may use our pregnancy calculator.

Testing science

The NIPP (Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity) testing is performed using NSG (Next Generation Sequencing) technology.  We examine 2,688 SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) in order to make a determination of paternity. This is very different to our standard 24 marker after birth paternity test. The test can only be done after 8 weeks post conception as the quantity of fetal DNA increases as pregnancy week’s increase and before this time has elapsed there is a high chance of not finding enough fetal DNA. In this test we analyze a special type of genetic sequence known as a single nucleotide polymorphism. The test result is highly accurate.

The only time we cannot conduct the test is if the Mother is expecting twins or if the alleged Fathers are close blood relatives.

          

The Science of our Prenatal Paternity Test
Prenatal Paternity FAQ
Prenatal Paternity Test: Sample Collection