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How soon can you get a paternity test done?

How soon can you get a paternity test done?

After birth: This can be done on cells obtained from the womb by amniocentesis or from the placenta by cvs. Both procedures have some risk to mom and baby and paternity issues are not considered worthy of the risk. As soon as the kid is born, material can be obtained & sent.There are several commercial labs that do this and the hospital should have a number for information.It is not covered by insurance. ...Read more

Dr. Gerard Honore
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I took a paternity test - can identigene be wrong?

I took a paternity test - can identigene be wrong?

Not likely: If you believe that you have received an incorrect test result, have a second test performed for verification. Whenever possible, get a second opinion. ...Read more

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How old does the baby have to be to do a paternity test?

How old does the baby have to be to do a paternity test?

Before/after birth: Non invasive paternity testing (NIPP) is a technology based on detection of fetal cells in the mother's blood. A variety of specialty labs offer this service and cite the ability to find such results as early as 8 weeks into the pregnancy. Otherwise the baby can be tested at or soon after birth from a direct sample. ...Read more

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Is there a paternity test that can be performed prenatally?

Is there a paternity test that can be performed prenatally?

Yes: There is a non-invasive paternity blood test that analyizes fetal dna circulating in the mother’s blood. The baby’s dna is then compared to the dna taken (by buccal swab) from the potential father. This test can be performed as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. I highly recommend labtest md for testing. They have several locations. www.labtestmd.com. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a paternity test before the child is born?

Is it possible to get a paternity test before the child is born?

Yes: There is a non-invasive paternity blood test that analyizes fetal dna circulating in the mother’s blood. The baby’s dna is then compared to the dna taken (by buccal swab) from the potential father. This test can be performed as early as 10 weeks into the pregnancy. I highly recommend labtest md for testing. They have several locations. www.labtestmd.com. ...Read more

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How old does a baby have to be in order to get a paternity test?

How old does a baby have to be in order to get a paternity test?

Ask your lab: The lab you work with may have specific instructions on obtaining samples & it is best to follow their instructions. I see no reason a newborn could not provide a sample adequate for their needs. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can affect the results of a paternity test?

Is there anything that can affect the results of a paternity test?

Not much.: Telling which of two identical twins is the father is a challenge, of course; also, "mosaicism" - having 2 different genetic populations of cells in one body - is possible; a sperm could come from one population, and the tested cell from another. And there is also mishandling a specimen. ...Read more

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How many days in between partners will you not need a paternity test?

How many days in between partners will you not need a paternity test?

Paternity test: If you have had sex with multiple partners during the time of cycle that you are ovulation then it is hard to tell which one was the reason for conceiving. ...Read more

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Where or whom should a person inquire about getting a paternity test?

Depends: If you want it Legal - then you should contact a lawyer - if you want just medical - then there are paternity tests online ...Read more