You’ve just discovered you’re expecting. Did you know paternity testing while pregnant is possible, even as early as 7 weeks’ gestation?
With the Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test at ARCpoint Labs of Tampa , it’s painless, fast, and accurate.
Paternity questions during pregnancy can be stressful. Fortunately, there’s a solution that can give you peace of mind before your baby’s born—and it’s completely safe.
Our technologically-advanced Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity (NIPP) Test gives you accurate paternity answers without any risk to you or the pregnancy.
- Testing as early as 7 weeks’ gestation
- Results online in 7 to 10 business days after lab receives the sample , with optional 3-day results available for an additional fee
- Choice of legal or peace-of-mind results
- Convenient appointments to suit your schedule
- Optional gender determination
- Financing options are available
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a non-invasive prenatal paternity test?
A non-invasive prenatal paternity test is a way to determine who the father is before the baby is born. While the mom is pregnant, the DNA profile of the baby is determined from free-floating fetal cells found in the mom’s blood sample. The baby’s profile is compared to the DNA profile of the man tested—his DNA is collected by a simple mouth swab. A report is then generated to show if the man tested is or is not the biological father.
How does a prenatal paternity test work?
A prenatal paternity test uses cell-free DNA from the developing fetus floats freely in the bloodstream of the pregnant mother. This DNA can be found as early as the 7th week of pregnancy. With our exclusive technology that has been published in Genetics in Medicine, ARCPOINT LABS OF TAMPA develops a DNA profile of the fetus’s DNA and compares the profile to the DNA profile of the possible father.
What does “non-invasive” mean”?
Until recently, the only way to test for paternity while pregnant was to collect amniotic fluid via a long needle, which is an “invasive” procedure that presents a risk to the baby. “Non-invasive” means there is no need to intrude in the baby’s safe environment to test for paternity. Instead, we collect only a blood sample from the mom’s arm, and a cheek-swab sample from the father.
Will a previous pregnancy affect the outcome of a test?
No, a previous pregnancy will not affect the outcome of a non-invasive prenatal paternity test. Once a child is born, the cell-free fetal DNA disappears from the mother’s bloodstream within hours; therefore previous pregnancies will not interfere with a current prenatal paternity test.
Quick Tip: Choosing the Best Lab for Prenatal Paternity Testing
Your paternity test is important and can be a factor in making critical life choices. You may find companies online advertising cheap non-invasive prenatal paternity tests. Beware of these claims, and ask to see the actual published research supporting these tests. If a company is offering a free post-birth test, this means they don’t stand behind the quality of their prenatal test. Our process involves the most advanced scientific methods and DNA high-sequencing instruments. ARCPOINT LABS OF TAMPA is one of the most trusted laboratories in the Tampa Florida, capable of delivering quality results to our most important client—YOU.