When it comes to getting a paternity test there are many different questions that need answered: “Can a paternity test be done during pregnancy?” “Does a paternity test hurt?” “Where can I get one done?” “When can I get tested?” “What if the father is not willing to contribute DNA?” The DNA Clinic is there to answer all these questions. They have many different locations and procedures that can run DNA testing which makes them the easy, affordable and knowledge option. There are two main procedures when it comes to paternity testing during pregnancy. Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling are both invasive tests and also has a small risk of miscarriage.
- Amniocentesis is where the doctor inserts a small needle into the womb to take a tiny amount of amniotic fluid. This is done through the abdomen. It nearly painless and can be seen through an ultra sound. This procedure can be done as early as the 14th week or second trimester.
- Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) is a paternity test where the doctor, using a tube through the vagina, gathers chorionic villi, found on the walls of the uterus, for DNA testing. This test is also done with the aid of an ultrasound. It can be done as early as the 10th-13th week.
Another thing to get consider when getting a paternity test is there is a legal or informational paternity DNA test. Legal can be used in court systems and information is for personal knowledge. When you are unsure as to whom the father could be doctors suggest that a paternity test is the best option because of a women’s ovulation. A women has a window of up to 10 days when the child could be conceived and, because ovulation does not always happen at the same time during a menstruation cycle, it makes it nearly impossible to determine the exact day a child was conceived on, especially if there have been multiple sexual partners in that time frame.
The last concern some have when getting a paternity test is if the possible father of the child is not being cooperative about providing DNA. There are other ways to determine if they are related. One way is to check the possible father’s parent’s DNA with the babies. Another is through other sibling, more than one is needed to help determine with better accuracy. For other options calling the DNA Clinic is your best source of information.
The DNA Clinic understands the sensitivity of this test and is willing to answer questions anyone may have. They have doctor-patient agreement and will keep the test results private unless otherwise agreed upon. With all the science and resources that DNA testing has you can do a paternity test before the baby is born, have peace of mind of up to 100% accuracy and be a nearly painless procedure. The DNA Clinic has many different locations with experienced doctors that can help determine the best procedure for your situation.