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Fetal Cell/DNA Prenatal Paternity Test
A Noninvasive Prenatal Paternity Test Sampling Only the Mother's Blood
This prenatal paternity test uses only the mother's blood - and samples from the alleged father(s) - to determine the paternity of the child as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. No blood is taken from the alleged father(s).

Unlike an amniocentesis or CVS which could cause problems in the pregnancy and/or fetal injuries, induce labor, or terminate the pregnancy, this test is noninvasive. You do not need to have an amniocentesis or CVS to do this test.

This test is both cost effective and safe, and is a doctor-recommended alternative to an amniocentesis or CVS.

The collection of all specimens for this test is safe and noninvasive for both the mother and unborn fetus, and you do not need a doctor to collect the sample specimen.

Because no doctor involvement is necessary in the testing process, we can guarantee absolute and total confidentiality. 

A collection technician is needed to complete this test.  DNA Plus coordinates all aspects of this test with one of our thousands of collection sites nationwide.  All arrangements will be made during your consultation. 

With one call to DNA Plus, your entire test can be arranged - the mother's collection, the father's collection - everything.  Even if the mother and alleged father(s) are in different states - or countries.

  How It Works

Fetal Cells*
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Fetal cells and DNA are in the mother's blood.

"..fetal cell is... plentiful in a future mom's bloodstream..."

--Kaiser, Jocelyn (2005) from PRENATAL DIAGNOSIS: An Earlier Look At Baby's Genes

"Detection of cell-free fetal cell from maternal plasma is a reliable technique that can substantially reduce invasive prenatal tests."

-- Rijnders et al. (2004) from Clinical Applications of Cell-Free fetal cell From
Maternal Plasma.

"...fetal cell [is] present in the maternal circulation and can be recovered for noninvasive prenatal genetic diagnosis."

--Farideh et al. (2002) from Cell-free fetal cell and intact fetal cells in maternal blood circulation: implications for first and second trimester noninvasive prenatal diagnosis.

View More Scientific Research on Prenatal DNA Testing on Maternal Blood

*Taken with microscope camera during actual testing

This test uses both fetal cells and fetal cell isolation from maternal blood. During pregnancy, a variety of cell types of fetal origin, as well as fetal cell, cross the placenta and circulate within maternal peripheral blood.

This fetal material is a source of information about the gender and genetic makeup of the developing fetus. Fetal genetic material can be detected in maternal blood early in the pregnancy.

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  Prenatal Paternity Test Comparison

Not sure which prenatal paternity test is right for you? Click here to view our comparison chart. It compares this test with an amniocentesis or CVS.

  Test Details

Sample From mother: blood (first-time mothers: fetus must be 11 weeks from conception; 10 weeks if mother has been pregnant before)

From alleged father(s) (your choice):

  • buccal swab samples or
  • hair samples (8-10 strands w/root attached) or
  • forensic samples* for discreet testing (e.g., toothbrush, water bottle, chewing gum, cigarette butt, etc.)
  • No blood is taken from the alleged father(s)
Panel Size 6-10 alleles depending on fetal cell population
Accuracy 99% to 99.9% for inclusions, 100% for exclusions
Collection To be arranged during consultation for collection at a local facility
Results Approximately 7-9 business days


Standard Test - $1249 (includes up to three alleged fathers)

Price includes:

  • Paternity testing of fetus and up to three alleged fathers using buccal swab and/or hair samples
  • Additional alleged fathers will incur a fee of $150 each using buccal swab and/or hair samples
  • Forensic samples (e.g., toothbrush, water bottle, chewing gum, cigarette butt, etc.) will incur a fee of $75 per sample**
  • Coordination of mother's blood draw at a local collection facility (e.g., hospital)
  • Mother's blood draw and processing at local collection facility
  • Shipping of samples to our nearest lab via FedEx from inside the United States. International shipping will incur an additional fee according to current FedEx rates.

Please proceed with payment

Pre-test payment plans are available
Call 1-877-786-9323 for more information

  Ordering and Testing Process

Follow the three easy steps below to complete your Fetal Cell Prenatal Paternity Test.

Call 1-877-786-9323 (toll-free, 24-hours) to speak with a confidential case counselor.  Your counselor will arrange for the collection of the mother's blood sample at a local hospital, will arrange for the collection of the sample from the alleged father(s), and will mail you a mother's blood collection kit.  The mother's collection appointment will be made by DNA Plus at a hospital and time that is convenient for you. You do not have to contact the hospital for the collection appointment.  DNA Plus will tell you which hospital to go to and at what time. Hospital appointments are made at a time that is convenient for you. 

Have your sample collected at your local hospital.  Simply bring your collection kit to your appointment and the collection technician will draw the sample.  Pack the samples along with the paper work and ship it to our lab using the included pre-paid envelope.  DNA Plus will arrange for the collection samples from the alleged father(s).

Get your results in approximately 7-9 business days.  Results can be sent to you via phone, fax, or email.

Call toll-free 1-877-786-9323 (24 hours) to begin your test by
speaking to a confidential case counselor.
All correspondence is strictly confidential and is protected under our privacy policy.


*an additional forensic DNA extracting fee of $75 per item will apply
**when tested at the same time using buccal swab and/or hair samples

This test has a non-refundable deposit. Price and fees subject to change without notice. Once testing has begun there can be no cancellations or refunds.


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