The Benefits of our tests
Why take chances? Methods like Amniocentesis and Chorionic Villus Sampling present risks including miscarriage and must be performed by an OBGYN in a hospital or clinic. Invasive techniques require taking a DNA sample from the placenta or the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby, by inserting a needle through the abdomen (CVS might occasionally be done by inserting a catheter through the cervix). Our solution is a RISK FREE test.
In this test are able to isolate and extract the foetal DNA from the mother’s blood to compare against the possible father. This analysis can be done from as early as the 9th week from conception (this means you will be in your 11th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period).
The whole process is fast – a kit containing blood tubes for the mother and mouth swabs for the father will be sent to your chosen address by courier which means you will receive it in just 1 or 2 days. You then send the samples back for DNA analysis and you will receive your report within 7 to 10 working days. We also offer an additional express testing service for results in only 4 working days from receipt of samples at the laboratory.
We offer a free return courier service for you to send your samples directly to the laboratory. Be aware that if you chose a company that does not offer this extra service you may be stuck with blood samples that courier companies refuse to pick up or handle due to strict bio-hazard regulations.
More about our test
Through ground-breaking scientific developments we are one the first companies to offer this highly accurate prenatal paternity test using a simple blood extraction from the mother and samples collected using mouth swabs from the alleged father. Other methods performed during pregnancy such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling can put both baby and mother at risk, our test is 100% RISK FREE. You can take this test starting from your 9th week. You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out your dates.
Note that this test requires blood samples from the mother. Samples from the alleged father are collected using mouth swabs provided inside the kit.
Are there cases when this test cannot be conducted?
The only time we cannot conduct the test is if the Mother is expecting twins or if the alleged Fathers are close blood relatives.
What is the science behind the test?
Using cell-free foetal DNA in the maternal blood stream, this highly advanced technique analyzes single nucleotide polymorphism (SNPs) found in the maternal blood. Scientists look at over 2688 SNPs from the unborn baby, and using NSG (Next Generation Sequencing) technology we are able to report a highly accurate probability of paternity.
What is the cost of a prenatal paternity test?
The cost of the test is £899. There are no additional or hidden costs. The price covers the blood tube collection kit, return prepaid courier pouch, analysis of your blood samples in the laboratory and your non-invasive prenatal DNA paternity test result.
Can I receive my kit anywhere?
Our kit can be sent to any location in the UK including Manchester, London, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds. If any test participants live overseas, we can organize the dispatch of a kit internationally (extra postage fees may apply).
What other prenatal tests do you offer?
homeDNAdirect offers non invasive prenatal Down’s syndrome testing. The results of this non-invasive prenatal test (NIPT) will provide a clear indication of whether the fetus carries certain conditions such as Down’s syndrome as well as other chromosomal abnormalities.