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DNA Prenatal Paternity Test

Check who the father is while you're still pregnant

Safe, non-invasive prenatal DNA test
Requires a cheek-swab sample from the father
Confirmations are over 99.99% accurate
Determine paternity during pregnancy

Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Testing

Many expectant parents wonder “can you paternity test during pregnancy?” The answer is yes; however, until recently, prenatal paternity test confirmation required the invasive use of a long needle to extract amniotic fluid from the womb. This could be distressing for both the mother and the unborn baby, meaning many parents chose to test postnatally instead.

With advanced scientific methods, we can now offer foetal DNA testing for paternity that is non-invasive and causes zero stress. Ultrasound Plus is one of the UK’s providers of safe, non-invasive prenatal paternity tests that allow you to confirm the father’s identity while you’re still pregnant. Not only that,  we include an ultrasound with our package to confirm the gestation of weeks and a viable pregnancy before we draw mother’s blood.

If you want a paternity test before birth, our test is the best non-invasive method. By choosing to have a non-invasive prenatal paternal DNA test, you will get the information you are looking for without causing any potential harm to the baby.

State-of-the-art DNA paternity test procedures have made it possible to confirm the biological father’s identity before birth without disrupting the foetus’s safe environment. Once we have a DNA sample, it is straightforward to carry out the rest of the paternity test. 

How Does the DNA Test Work?

The process of the DNA swab paternity test is as follows:

What Will My Test Results Say?

Is prenatal paternity testing accurate?

For a biological relationship to exist, the percentage match between the foetus and the tested male must come back at 99.99%. Confirmations of paternity are over 99.9% accurate. If the potential father is excluded as a possible parent, there is a 99.99% probability that he is not the father. 

Inaccurate test results are rare, but they may be caused by biological factors such as limited foetal DNA in the maternal blood sample, prior organ transplants/blood transfusions, or unrecognised twin pregnancies.

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Contact Ultrasound Plus for your non-invasive paternity test now

If you’re unsure about who your baby’s biological father is, we can offer you non-invasive paternity tests that will allow us to extract foetal DNA without causing any distress to you or your child. If you’re wondering ‘when can a paternity test be done during pregnancy?’, you can obtain a first-trimester paternity test from your seventh week of pregnancy. 

If you would like to speak to one of our team members, we offer a free, confidential consultation service. During this appointment, we will offer you guidance on the most advanced scientific methods to extract the DNA. 

Once you have settled on an appointment date at one of our clinics, you will need to come to your DNA collection appointment to carry out the test. You can bring a witness if needed. The testing process is straightforward and will produce you with a test report stating whether we believe there is a match to the possible father’s DNA profile.

You can find us in Birmingham, Brentwood, Kingston upon Thames, Leicester, London, and Watford to book in for an appointment. Contact us to arrange an appointment for a paternity test while pregnant in the UK. We promise to alleviate your worries and care for you and your baby.

Frequently asked questions

The test can be performed from as early as seven weeks into your pregnancy. In a handful of cases at this early stage, there may not be enough free-floating foetal DNA in your bloodstream. Should this be the case, we can book you in for a further test at no extra cost.

Yes, a prenatal paternity test is safe for both mother and baby. Previously, paternity tests could only be carried out by performing amniocentesis or CVS (chorionic villus sample) which both require a long needle to be inserted into the mother to collect fluid from either the amniotic fluid or the placenta. Both of these options have a slight risk of miscarriage, but our non-invasive testing is safe as we are not disturbing the baby’s safe environment. 

Yes, we can perform a prenatal paternity test if you are pregnant with twins or triplets.

No, your paternity test does not need to be witnessed. This is because medical professionals carry out the test and will go through security checks at the time of the test.

“We have now had 3 scans at the Brentwood branch, and the staff are lovely! This has been our favourite private clinic.. the sonographer Teresa is lovely, she explains everything in so much detail and doesn’t rush through the scan! No doubt we will be back again before our baby comes.”

Hayley Kitt