Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Is a non-invasive prenatal test safe for the baby?

A non-invasive prenatal paternity DNA test is a simple blood draw from the mother's arm to extract the fetal DNA and a buccal mouth swab from the alleged father(s) to analyze for paternity. There is little to no risk to the unborn fetus. Unlike an an invasive amniocentesis prenatal paternity that requires amnio fluid to be extracted from the mother's belly with greater risk to the unborn fetus.

How much does paternity testing cost?

Before scheduling an appointment, we encourage you to call in to speak during a consultation with a DNA collector. We can help you choose the best test pricing option for your situation. Once you choose the appropriate test option, we then collect a small deposit so you can schedule your DNA collection in our office or directly at the lab. Once the test results are ready, we then notify you and ask that you pay the remaining balance so we can release the test results. We do not pressure you to pay within a certain time period but we cannot release the test results until the final payment is collected. 

What if the father doesn't want to submit a DNA sample at the lab?

If the alleged father does not want to be present for DNA collection, we can accept a toothbrush sample in his absence. A toothbrush is the next best DNA sample if the person can not be present at the lab for DNA collection.

How can I use the test results?

You can use the test results for legal purposes such as child support enforcement, birth certificate changes, passport applications, child custody, social security application, immigration for entry into US just to name a few. Or you can simply use the test results for peace of mind.