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AlphaBiolabs’ prenatal paternity testing is non-invasive, risk-free and available in Dublin. The test can determine whether a man is a baby’s biological father before the baby is born. It can be performed as early as 6 weeks after conception (or 8 weeks after the last period).

Because a baby inherits DNA from both of its parents, AlphaBiolabs’ prenatal paternity test can identify if a man is the father of a baby by looking at three samples:

  • the pregnant woman’s DNA
  • the alleged father’s DNA
  • and the unborn baby’s DNA

How does DNA prenatal paternity testing work?

The prenatal paternity test analyses the baby’s DNA that is found within the mother’s bloodstream. The mother only needs to provide a blood sample so there are no side effects or risk of miscarriage. The alleged father simply needs to rub a mouth swab on the inside of his cheek to collect DNA from his cells.

When the blood and swab samples are received back at AlphaBiolabs’ laboratory, our scientists recover the DNA and identify which half of the baby’s DNA is inherited from the mother and which half is from the father. If the alleged father is indeed the biological father, both baby and father will share DNA.

The results of the prenatal paternity test are available within 7 days for just €1095. A faster express service provides results in 4 working days for an extra €200.

You can order your prenatal DNA test here.

DNA prenatal paternity testing options in Dublin

There are two sample collection options for your prenatal paternity test in and around Dublin:

  • We can arrange for one of our highly trained sample collectors to come to your house, your place of work, or anywhere else convenient to collect your samples.
  • You can request that your GP (or another medical professional) take your samples. For this option, we will send out a testing kit to you.

The blood and mouth swab samples do not need to be collected at the same location, but they should be collected around the same time to avoid any delays and the risk of the blood samples haemolysing.

More information about prenatal paternity testing in Dublin

More information and FAQs on prenatal paternity tests can be read in our Learning Centre article: https://www.alphabiolabs.ie/learning-centre/prenatal-dna-paternity-testing/

Alternatively, please contact our Customer Services team on 0140 29466 or email us at info@alphabiolabs.ie