What is Prenatal Paternity Test?
Prenatal paternity test is used to determine the biological father of unborn baby. The test can be performed at any time during a pregnancy but must be done before the baby is born.
Tests have become so much common now, that many parents already know if the child is a boy or girl before the baby is born.
Prenatal paternity test is a type of DNA test which can reveal whether a man whose child is in the womb of his partner is the biological father of that child. This DNA testing can be done by analyzing the DNA structure of fetus and its parents using various genetic tests and procedures.
The procedure involves either taking a sample of the father’s DNA and comparing it with the DNA of the fetus, or taking a sample from the fetus and comparing it with that of the mother. The results can be used as evidence in cases such as divorce, child custody, alimony and child support.
Prenatal paternity tests are usually performed when there is some question regarding the paternity of the child. In most cases, this occurs during a divorce proceeding, when there is suspicion that a husband may not be the father of his wife’s unborn child. This is because it would mean that he might have to pay support for someone else’s offspring. It can also occur in custody battles where there has been an allegation that a parent is not fit to raise a child. Paternity testing may also occur if the parents want to know if they are having a boy or a girl before birth so that they can prepare accordingly.
Prenatal paternity tests are available for both private and public use, but which one you choose will depend on your reasons for wanting to find out whether or not a particular man is the biological father of your unborn baby.
Testing Before Pregnancy
If you are planning on getting pregnant, there are a number of tests you can take prior to conception that will detect any potential genetic defects in your baby. This includes pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) which can be used by families with specific conditions to ensure that their children receive healthy genes from both parents. The procedure is not currently covered by Medicare but may be covered by private insurers in certain circumstances.
The results of this test are 99.99% accurate; however, there is a chance of error if the mother has sexual intercourse with other males during her pregnancy period.
If you are looking to get a prenatal paternity test done in UK, you can visit one of our clinics or book an appointment online or order paternity tests online.