If you need a DNA test before birth DNA Solutions now can offer you a new prenatal paternity test that uses a normal blood samples from mother after nine or more weeks of pregnancy. You can order online today, or call us for more information. DNA collection from the mother and the alleged father included.
*An additional payment of $700 is required before you receive your test results.
This is the only DNA test that is not performed at DNA Solutions laboratories, but at Alphabiolabs in the UK. Because we have partnered with Alphabiolabs, the price you pay is less than you would pay going direct, and additionally your samples are shipped with DHL Express, at no cost to you.
DNA is extracted from the alleged father’s and mother’s samples back at AlphaBiolabs’ laboratory. In-house geneticists then examine up to 35 short tandem repeat (STR) markers in these DNA profiles. The baby will have two copies of each STR marker, known as alleles: one is inherited from the father and the other from the mother. These alleles at each STR marker are compared between the donors. There needs to be a match with all STR markers tested for an inclusion of paternity.
State-of-the-art equipment is used to separate the baby’s DNA from the mother’s DNA in the blood sample using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) microarray technology. A technologically advanced technique known as Massively Parallel Sequencing (MPS) is then used to generate data from the samples that need to be analysed and interpreted.