Non-Invasive Paternity Testing
At Hummingbird DNA® we are dedicated to providing state of the art DNA testing which renders accurate results. As part of this technology we are pleased to offer non invasive paternity testing. These tests are simple and painless. However, they render results as accurate as traditional methods. Here is some information which you may find helpful.
What is non invasive paternity testing?
Non invasive paternity testing is the process of determining the father child relationship without the use of physically invasive procedures. A simple draw of blood is all that requires.
Non invasive paternity testing before birth
In recent years the process of determining paternity before birth involved collection samples of the amniotic fluid. This was often done by injecting a needle into the mothers stomach to draw fluid for the amniotic sac. The procedure does involve several risks factors. However, technology has delivered a non invasive alternative to pre birth paternity testing.
Non invasive prenatal paternity DNA testing
provides a risk free method of gaining answers before birth. Using this method, no sample is required to be collected from the unborn child. Blood samples are taken from the expecting mother and possible father. Fetal DNA and the mothers DNA make a connection with one another. As a result, the fetal DNA may be found in the mothers blood. Collecting a blood sample from the mother eliminates the need to invasively collect from the unborn child. This avoids large risk factors. The testing is completely safe.
Non invasive paternity testing using mouth swabs
When it comes to collecting DNA samples from a child mouth swabs are often preferred. This method involves taking a long cotton tip and gentle swabbing the inside of the child's mouth. DNA samples are gathered on the cotton swab for later testing. This method is completely painless and less traumatizing to the child. Samples are collected from the alleged father in the same manner. The two samples are then compared to determine paternity.
Hummingbird DNA® currently has over 3,000 locations. We are a professional DNA testing
facility. It is our goal to provide DNA testing which renders accurate results. Our staff of trained professionals are friendly and sensitive to the privacy needs of families. We provide individual consultations. All testing and results are kept confidential. As well, we understand that the matter of determining paternity can be a sensitive matter. We provide a non judgmental, compassionate, environment. All questions are addressed with detail. In fact, we encourage questions. It is your right to understand each step of the process.
If you have paternity questions you may want to consider contacting Paternity center. We will be more than happy to schedule a free consultation. During this meeting you may have a chance to see the facility and explore your DNA testing options. There is no commitment to testing until you feel it is time. This will be a learning session only. If you do feel that paternity testing is right for your personal situation we may then schedule the tests.