Simple and stress free
We know that many tests such as amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling can be indeed risky- adding emotional stress to the entire situation. But not our test – homeDNAdirect offers you the chance to confirm the paternity of the unborn baby with 99.9% accuracy and at 9 weeks of conception (this means you will be in your 11th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period). This advanced test is a huge leap forward in the field of DNA tests in pregnancy since it makes prenatal testing totally safe for the unborn baby and mother.You can use our pregnancy calculator to work out your dates. Results are ready in 7 to 10 working days and you will receive them by email.
We also offer an express testing service with results in just 4 working days from receipt of samples at the laboratory. The additional cost for express testing is $295.
Due to New York State Department of Health regulations, we cannot offer any peace of mind paternity or relationship tests to New York residents. However, we can offer legal paternity and relationship tests in New York. Contact us or click here for more information.
Collecting your blood samples
Our prenatal test includes a special kit. This kit contains all you need for collecting blood samples. We will send out your kit with rapid postal delivery company to ensure you receive it within a few working days.
The test is done using blood samples for the mother and mouth swab samples from the father; you will need to contact a qualified nurse or phlebotomist to collect the blood samples required. There will be a small fee charged for the sample collection. You will have two tubes to be filled with the mother’s blood and 4 mouth swabs to collect the samples from the alleged father. The father’s mouth swab samples can be collected by the test participants and do not require any assistance whatsoever. Once you have had the samples collected you can send us back the samples using the pre-paid courier service; you will find the information you need, including the telephone number of the courier company, inside your kit. Please ensure they are filled fully as this test requires 20ml of blood.
Leave the collection of DNA samples in our hands
Prefer to leave the job of finding someone to collect your samples up to us? Then why not choose the convenience of our own DNA sample collection service. We can organize your sample collection at a clinic near you or even directly at your own home. You can select this option at the time of order. Click here for more information.
If both alleged fathers are available we definitely recommend sending in the sample of both alleged fathers. If this is the case, we will need to organize the postage of a second kit. Testing both fathers will help us give you a more accurate result. If clients require additional testing after results have been issued (for example, testing a second alleged father), we will need fresh samples from the mother and the father. In such cases, clients will need to purchase a new prenatal test.
We use Cell Free Fetal DNA
Our DNA test is done using cell free fetal nucleic acid – this enables the most accurate and reliable DNA testing results. By call-free fetal DNA we mean analysis is based in fetal DNA that is not enclosed in its cells. Using this type of DNA allows us to have more accurate results. There are other companies that offer a similar test but use whole fetal DNA cells rather than fetal DNA fragments – this which may pose the problem of misdiagnosis. Using advanced NSG (Next Generation Sequencing) technology we analyze single nucleotide polymorphisms.
Our most common Questions
Is there any time when you cannot carry out this test?
The only time we cannot conduct the test is if the Mother is expecting twins or if the alleged Fathers are close blood relatives.
I am very advanced into my pregnancy- should I still take the prenatal test?
If you are in an advanced stage of your pregnancy you may wish to consider waiting till the birth of the child to carry out a post-birth paternity test. This is more cost effective; take a look at our paternity testing services to learn more.
How accurate are the results?
The biological father will always show a 99.9% probability in your result. A non-biological father will always show a 0% probability.