FAQs for Prenatal Paternity DNA Testing

Posted on December 21, 2016

Paternity DNA TestingFor many, seeking out DNA testing in Massachusetts is not an ordinary occurrence, and you might even have questions regarding the potential paternity DNA tests you could take. In some cases, mothers and possible fathers are seeking legal proof of paternal relation before the birth of their child, and many do not realize that prenatal DNA testing is possible.

How does prenatal DNA testing work?

Prenatal DNA testing does have some risks, but when completed one of these two ways, gives parents the most accurate results possible. The more common procedure is called amniocentesis and typically takes place between 14-24 weeks in the pregnancy where an Ob-Gyn will extract approximately 5cc of amniotic fluid from the others womb. The second test is a vaginal procedure called chronic villus sampling (CVS). It takes place between 9-13 weeks in the pregnancy where an Ob-Gyn will remove a small piece of the mother’s placenta. Both tests also require DNA tests from the mother and potential father, which can be completed with a simple cheek swab.

Additionally, there are other noninvasive prenatal DNA tests on the market.

Why is this testing important?

Determining the biological relationship a child has with their father can be beneficial in a few ways. It can help establish legal and social benefits, gives an accurate medical history for the child in the event of a diagnosis, emergency, or other health concerns similar.

Will anyone find out about my DNA testing?

Boston Paternity believes in strict confidentiality. We pride ourselves on delivering all test results privately and allowing your family the option to keep or share this information with others to be decided amongst yourselves.

Luckily, Boston Paternity has all the experts you need for paternity DNA testing in MA who are happy to answer any additional questions you might have regarding prenatal DNA testing. With more questions, contact us today by calling (800) 362-3588.