About our non invasive prenatal test
Unfortunately conventional sampling methods during pregnancy such as amniocentesis carry certain risks. Why jeopardize the health of the mother and baby? EasyDNA’s prenatal test is completely risk free. This paternity test, which can be carried out at 9 weeks from conception (this means you will be in your 11th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period), is performed using simply a blood draw sample from the pregnant mother and alleged father.
The cost of our non-invasive prenatal test in South Africa is R21595 for one alleged father and mother. Should it be required, we can also test the second father for a minimal fee. Please visit our order page and price list for full details.
How early in the pregnancy can the test be done?
You can carry out our test at 9 weeks from conception (this means you will be in your 11th week of pregnancy, starting from the first day of your last menstrual period). with results ready in just 7-10 working days from the time your samples are delivered to the laboratory. It is important that the test be carried out after the 10th week of pregnancy to ensure adequate levels of fetal DNA in the mother’s bloodstream. To find out how far along into your pregnancy you are, refer to our pregnancy calculator.
Note: We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.
Advantages of our prenatal paternity test – Why choose EasyDNA?
Choose EasyDNA as your experienced DNA testing service provider. Our test includes a pre-paid courier service to return your samples directly back to the lab. Our courier account has special permission in place to handle and transport blood; without this extra service it is extremely difficult to find a courier company that can collect and transport your blood samples. This test is ABSOLUTELY SAFE. We analyze the cell free fetal DNA found in the mother’s blood sample. The sample is collected via a simple blood-draw. Current prenatal paternity testing sample collection methods such as amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are invasive and carry the risk of miscarriage or of harming the unborn child. Other complications include possible cramping, vaginal bleeding, and leaking amniotic fluid. The prenatal paternity test we offer is cheaper, less time consuming and easier to carry out than other procedures. The medical costs of performing invasive sample collections like amniocentesis or CVS can be relatively high and there are often other fees to consider such as hospital, clinic and specialist fees. Our test does not require assistance of specialist OBGYN. Amniocentesis and CVS are medical interventions and require assistance of an OBGYN.
How to order your DNA test
Ordering your test is easy! Payment can be made by card using our secure online system. Your kit will be specifically prepared and dispatched by courier upon confirmation of your request. EasyDNA operates through 2 branches located in Johannesburg and Cape Town and can provide services anywhere in South Africa including the cities of Soweto, Port Elizabeth and Pretoria.
How can a paternity test be done while being pregnant?
The presence of fetal DNA in the maternal blood during pregnancy is not a recent discovery. Through extensive research and new scientific developments using the latest technology, we are now able to isolate the cell-free fetal DNA from the mother’s blood. The NIPP (Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity) testing is performed using NSG (Next Generation Sequencing) technology. We examine 2,688 SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphism) in order to make a determination of paternity. Our test is the most accurate non-invasive pregnancy test for paternity, available worldwide!!
The only time we cannot conduct the test is if the Mother is expecting twins or if the alleged Fathers are close blood relatives.
(*if the probability that the alleged father’s DNA contains the genetic markers required of the biological father is greater than 99.9% when compared to random individuals, paternity is concluded. If the alleged father matches no better than an unrelated individual, paternity is excluded).