What is a non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) DNA test?

A non-invasive prenatal paternity test is a way to determine who the father is before the baby is born. While the mom is pregnant, the DNA profile of the baby is determined from free-floating fetal cells found in the mom’s blood sample. The baby’s profile is compared to the DNA profile of the man tested—his DNA is collected by a simple mouth swab. A report is then generated to show if the man tested is or is not the biological father.

How does a non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) DNA test work?

A prenatal paternity test uses cell-free DNA from the developing fetus floats freely in the bloodstream of the pregnant mother. This DNA can be found as early as the 8th week of pregnancy. With our exclusive technology that has been published in Genetics in Medicine, EDC develops a DNA profile of the fetus’s DNA and compares the profile to the DNA profile of the possible father.

Non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) is performed to determine paternity using cell-free circulating fetal DNA (cffDNA) isolated from the plasma of the maternal blood sample. This sample contains a mixture of maternal and fetal DNA. DNA is also isolated from nucleated cells in the samples from the mother and alleged father. All DNA samples will be analysed using next generation sequencing (NGS) technology. Genetic analysis will be performed at more than 2500 SNP (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) loci and a probability of paternity will be generated.

Non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) methodology: Fetal DNA isolated from the maternal blood, which contains placental DNA, is amplified at specific loci using a targeted PCR away, and sequenced using a high-throughtput sequencer. Sequencing data is analysed using Natera’s proprietary algorithm to determine parentage. Fetal fraction represents the percentage of fetal DNA found in the maternal blood. Fetal fraction increases as gestation time increases and decreases shortly after the childbirth. If the maternal plasma does not contain a sufficient amount of fetal DNA. A result cannot be produced.

What does “non-Invasive” mean?

Until recently, the only way to test for paternity while pregnant was to collect amniotic fluid via a long needle, which is an “invasive” procedure that presents a risk to the baby. “Non-invasive” means there is no need to intrude in the baby’s safe environment to test for paternity. Instead, we collect only a blood sample from the mom’s arm, and a cheek-swab sample from the father.

Will a previous pregnancy affect the outcome of this DNA test?

No, a previous pregnancy will not affect the outcome of a non-invasive prenatal paternity test. Once a child is born, the cell-free fetal DNA disappears from the mother’s bloodstream within hours; therefore previous pregnancies will not interfere with a current prenatal paternity test.

How to order a non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) and get started?

If you are willing to proceed with the testing process now and to receive your results as soon as possible, you only need to order your non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP). This is the quickest way to get started and receive your results online. Additional father can be included in the tests. Additional charges apply.

Your paternity test is important, and can be a factor in making critical life choices.You may find companies online advertising cheap non-invasive prenatal paternity tests. Beware of these claims, and ask to see the actual published research supporting these tests. If a company is offering a free post-birth test, this means they don’t stand behind the quality of their prenatal test. EDC’s NIPP testing involves the most advanced scientific methods and DNA high-sequencing instruments. EDC is one of the most trusted laboratories in the world, capable of delivering quality results to our most important client–YOU.

Attention: Peace of mind prenatal paternity test results may not be used for legal procedure.

Are there differences between EDC’s Test and other companie’ tests?

Yes, there are many differences between EDC’s test and other companies’ tests. Here are the Top 3:

  1. Patient Care: Our prenatal specialists guide you through testing and are available to answer questions every step of the way—helping our clients with an average of 10+ years’ experience.
  2. Testing Accuracy: EDC maintains seven (7) laboratory accreditations, reflecting our commitment to quality and accuracy. You can be sure we’re second-to-none in providing customers with the most trusted test available today.
  3. Full-Circle Test Management: EDC does not farm out our testing or our services. All stages of testing happen here in our state-of-the-art lab, so we have complete control over the quality of services provided.

Can I buy a home paternity test if I am from New York State?

New York State has specific requirements for paternity testing including: collection by a third party under chain of custody; the specimen must be accompanied by a test order from  your physician or lawyer; and specimens must be submitted to and analyzed by a laboratory holding a NYS permit. For more information on the NYS policy, feel free to contact us.

Non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) results delay & how it looks?

We guarantee to have your prenatal paternity testing results ready within 3-4 days from receipt of samples. A shorter turnaround time can be arranged for an additional charge.

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How accurate is the non-Invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) ?

Non-invasive prenatal paternity testing is the most accurate method available for determining paternity while pregnancy. A Prenatal Paternity DNA Test using only blood samples from Mother that can be performed as early as 8 weeks of pregnancy; a completely non-invasive method to determine paternity of an unborn child. We analyze cell-free free-floating fetal DNA (cffDNA) in Mother’s blood using Next Generation Sequencing technology. Our testing method captures and analyzes more than 13,000 SNPs from Alleged Father, Mother and fetus. This data is subjected to advance bioinformatics analysis to provide results of paternity with non-paternal exclusive rate of more than 99.99%.

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Can I order over the phone?

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Understanding your DNA test results?

We understand that for many clients, this will be their first experience with any kind of DNA testing. We at EDC have therefore put together this comprehensive guide to assist you in better understanding what your DNA test results are actually telling you

The results in simple terms

The DNA test results will either include or exclude a given person from being biologically related to another person. In paternity testing, the tested putative father is father is excluded as being the biological father when he shares an insufficient number of genetic markers with the child; in this case the probability of paternity reads 0% in your result. When alleged father and child share a sufficient number of genetic markers, he is “included” as the biological father; the probability of paternity in this case reads 99.9999999%.

The combined paternity index or CPI

The Combined Paternity Index (CPI) is a scientific algorithm used for DNA comparisons. When a given person’s DNA undergoes analysis, the scientists examine what are referred to as the genetic Loci or very specific locations on their genetic makeup. These loci help accurately confirm or exclude the genetic relationship between the people tested. Our laboratory analyses 22 genetic loci in order to run a complete and scientifically valid DNA test which adheres to international testing standards. The actual CPI of a test subject is the coincidence, or similarity level, of one person’s 22 genetic markers in comparison with another. It is done by multiplying all 22 paternity indexes that are derived for every one of the 22 genetic loci we test. Using these values we can proceed to calculate the probability of paternity. This figure expresses how many times more likely the alleged biological father is the real father of the child when compared with an untested male in his same ethnic group. In this way DNA tests can positively determine genetic relationships to a startling accuracy of 99.999999% when testing for paternity.

Your DNA test results

During the DNA analysis at our laboratories, the loci required will be extracted, amplified and examined using a process of analysis known as PCR or polymerase chain reaction. This biochemical technology in molecular biology enables us to work with very small DNA samples and provide highly accurate results.

On the actual DNA test report sent to our clients, there will be two columns. On the left hand portion of the report will be the actual loci tested – all 22 of them. For each Loci identified, there are two numbers presented. For example, if the child’s numbers for a particular locus are 12 and 14, the number 12 size loci will be inherited from one side (maternal or paternal) and the other number 14 from the other (paternal or maternal). Our laboratory will be able to determine which locus was inherited from which parent by comparing the profiles of two or more people. Thus, if the alleged father has numbers 14 and 2 for the same locus, we can conclude that the child inherited the number 14 locus from the father and the 2 from the mother.

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