Official test information and requirements
The prenatal paternity test is a DNA test done to establish the paternity of an alleged father and an unborn child. The test is non-invasive, requires only a blood sample drawn from the arm of the pregnancy mother, and a mouth swab from the alleged father. The test can be done starting at the ninth week of pregnancy or more.
Since the test is done using blood drawn from the arm of the mother, it is very safe. There is no need to perform an amniocentesis to collect amniotic fluid for this test.
The test can done either via:
The standard prenatal paternity test
$ 1795 CAD +tax CAD
If you want to test more than just 1 alleged father
+ $ 375 CAD +tax
If you want to receive legal paperwork so that the report can be used with the government or in a court of law:
+ $ 200 CAD +tax
If the alleged father is in fact the biological father of the unborn child, the report will indicate that fact with a minimum accuracy of 99.9%. Alternatively if the results are negative, the indicated probability will be 0%. This is the same accuracy as a post-natal test.
If everything goes well, you should have the results within less than 8 business days. In some cases delays can occur for the following reasons:
The quantity of fetal DNA varies during the DNA and from person to person. The quantity of fetal DNA in the blood sample will influence the analysis time.
We can send you the results by any method of your choice. We can mail them to you. We can fax or email them to you. We can give them to you over the phone. You can even elect to not receive any copy of the results at home for maximum privacy.
We understand the importance of this test and we will make every effort to make this experience the best possible.