- 100% safe: no risk of miscarriage
- Blood and mouth swab collections can be arranged locally
- Just €1095 for confidential results in 7 working days, or upgrade to results in 4 working days for only an extra €200
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- Award-winning, accredited laboratory
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Non-invasive prenatal testing you can trust from only €1095
AlphaBiolabs’ DNA prenatal test is Ireland’s most accurate non-invasive method of determining the paternity of a baby before birth.
It works by analysing the baby’s DNA that is found within the mother’s bloodstream. As a non-invasive prenatal test, there is no risk to the mother or the unborn child. An invasive prenatal test involves taking embryonic fluid directly from the womb using a needle.
What are the steps involved in a prenatal DNA test?
Obtaining one of our non-invasive prenatal tests could not be easier.
1. Order your test online by clicking the Order Your Test Here button or call AlphaBiolabs on 0140 29466
2. Choose one of the following sample collection options:
- Have one of our sample collectors visit a convenient address
- Organise your own blood sample collection from a medical professional
3. Receive your paternity results via email
Blood and mouth swab collections can be arranged locally
Frequently Asked Questions
How does the prenatal test work?
What exactly does non-invasive mean?
One of the best ways to explain non-invasive is to look at the opposite approach: an invasive DNA paternity test. The traditional invasive prenatal paternity tests require that cells be obtained from either the amniotic fluid or the placenta.
The non-invasive paternity test uses a simple blood sample from the mother and therefore does not require a needle to be inserted into the womb.
How accurate is the DNA test?
We provide at least 99.9% probability of paternity where the father is confirmed as being the father. This is backed up by many third-party studies.
When is the earliest I can take the paternity test?
The non-invasive test can be carried out as early as 8 weeks after conception. You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out how many weeks pregnant you are.
How safe is the test? What are the risks?
With our unique non-invasive prenatal paternity test, there is no risk to your baby other than the normal risk to the mother of having a blood sample taken.
What are the chances of getting a conclusive result?
In the majority of cases, we provide at least 99% probability of paternity where the alleged father is confirmed as being the biological father. However, a conclusive result cannot always be guaranteed due to the scientific limitations of non-invasive prenatal paternity testing.
In the event of an inconclusive result, we offer an additional prenatal paternity test free of charge (when the mother is at least at 12 weeks’ gestation) with a newly collected sample. However, you are responsible for the cost of a blood sample recollection.
Please note that in approximately 5% of cases, foetal DNA never reaches a sufficient level for successful testing. This is considered an inconclusive result and no refund would be payable due to the amount of laboratory work already conducted.
Is a sample needed from the alleged father?
Yes. We need samples from both the alleged father and the mother.
What samples are required?
Two mouth swabs are needed from the alleged father and a blood sample from the mother.
Can the samples be collected at different locations?
The samples do not need to be collected at the same location. However, they should be collected around the same time to avoid any delays and the risk of the blood sample haemolysing.
How do I order a prenatal DNA test?
When do I get my results?
Results can be made available in 5–10 working days depending on the level of service you choose. Our express service can get your results back to you in just 5 working days (for an additional €200).