Can you do paternity testing while pregnant?

 prenatal paternity test

Yes. A paternity test can be performed while a woman is pregnant.The testing options available are invasive and non-invasive.  

Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test

In order to perform this prenatal paternity testing option. It will require the assistance of the mother’s OBGYN. Please note, this testing option cannot be used with a OBGYN.   Invasive Prenatal Tests can be performed during two specific windows of a mother’s pregnancy.  

1. Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS): This procedure can be performed during weeks 10-12 of gestation.  

2. Amniocentesis: This is procedure can be performed during weeks 15-18 of gestation   It should be noted that invasive paternity tests are risk averse. Mothers may risk miscarrying during either procedure.

In addition, invasive paternity tests cannot be performed as a stand alone procedure. In order to perform CVS or an Amniocentesis the mother’s OBGYN must considering performing either procedure. Therefore, OBGYN’s will not perform either test just to help determine the paternity of a child due to potential risk of miscarriage to an unborn child.  

Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test (NIPP)

Unfortunately, at this time IDTO does not offer this testing option. If you are able to find a company to perform this service. What you can expect to happen is the mother will have her blood drawn and the alleged biological father DNA samples will be collected by of buccal swab.

How long will it take for me to receive my prenatal DNA paternity test results?

The average turnaround to for your results to be completed is 5-10 working days. upon the completion of your results. A copy will be mailed to your home and another copy will be emailed to you.