“Invasive” vs. “Non-Invasive” tests

Unlike amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling, which involve insertion of a long needle into the abdomen or a catheter through the cervix, OUR TEST is 100% SAFE for both the baby and mother. The simple blood draw can be done by any qualified nurse or doctor eliminating the need for a costly procedure by an OBGYN. We need blood samples from the mother and either Blood Samples, Nail Samples or Mouth Swabs for the Alleged Father.

Why this test is ideal for you

  • Fast results – your DNA report will be ready in just 10-14 working days from when your samples reach the laboratory.
  • Get answers early on in the pregnancy – The test can be carried out at 6 weeks from conception (this means you will be in your 8th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period).You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out your dates.
  • Save time and money – our process is fast and easy; no need to make appointments with an OBGYN for invasive procedures, saving on medical bills and valuable time.
  • 100% risk-free – eliminate the risks associated with amniocentesis and CVS such as infection, amniotic leakage, possible damage to the foetus or even miscarriage.
  • Free return courier – a prepaid courier pack is included in the price of your test. Avoid any shipping problems by making use of our special account.
  • No matter where you are located in New Zealand we are able to send a kit directly to you.

Cost and other information

The cost of the test is $1,800.00. This price is all inclusive, including your sterile sample collection kit, return courier service, laboratory analysis and your prenatal DNA paternity test report.

Note: Your only additional cost will be the blood collection fee that should be arranged with the sample collector during your pathology appointment. We can provide you with a quote based on location.

Learn about the science

Our non-invasive prenatal paternity test utilises cell-free circulating foetal DNA (cfDNA) isolated from the plasma of the Mother’s blood, along with DNA samples from the Alleged Father. The DNA samples are analysed using Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysing over 5,000+ markers known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP’s). An informatics algorithm (Parental Support™) is used to compute the similarity of genetic markers between the foetal DNA and the Alleged Father’s DNA, as well as to unrelated random individuals. If the probability that the Alleged Father contains the genetic markers required of the biological Father is greater than 99.9% when compared with random individuals, the result is a Paternity Inclusion. If the similarity falls within the range of non-fathers, the result is a Paternity Exclusion.

 

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

 


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