|Non Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test on Blood||Invasive Prenatal Paternity Tests|
|Sample||Simple blood sample collection from the mother. Blood collection requires less than 20 minutes.||1. Amniocentesis: collecting the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus. Guided by ultrasound, an OB-GYN uses a long needle through the abdomen to collect fluid.
2. CVS: collecting the chorionic villi that make up the placenta. Guided by ultrasound, an OB-GYN uses a catheter through the vagina or a long, hollow needle through the abdomen (depending on the position of the fetus) to collect cells.
|Time for testing||After the 10th week of pregnancy.||1. Amniocentesis: between 14th and 22nd week of pregnancy.
2. CVS: between 10th and 14th week of pregnancy.
|Mother and all alleged fathers.||Mother and all alleged fathers.|
|Accuracy||99% for inclusions (the alleged father is the biological father of the fetus) and 99% for exclusions (the alleged father is not the biological father of the fetus).||99.9% for inclusions (the alleged father is the biological father of the fetus) and 100% for exclusions (the alleged father is not the biological father of the fetus).|
|Results||In 9 business days.||In 5 to 12 business days (depending on the company).|
|Health risk associated with
NO HEALTH RISK FOR THE
|Studies have indicated that the chances for fetal loss are increased by 0.5% for amniocentesis and 1% for chorionic villus sampling comparing to the normal pregnancy without the procedures.|
|Blood collection charges range between $15.00 and $50.00.||Mother is required to pay a separate physician fee for prenatal sampling (CVS or amniotic fluid) that ranges between $500.00 and $1,500.00 depending from the collection facility. Most DNA testing providers do not advertise these prices on their websites.|
|Testing fee||$990.00 (US) for testing mother and ALL alleged fathers. Free follow-up testing for the newborn child is included.||Ranging from $460.00 to $650.00 (US) for testing mother and ONE alleged father. An average charge for an additional alleged father is $195.00.|
|Shipment fee||$70.00 for FedEx next business day delivery.||$25.00 to $50.00 depending on a courier company.|
|Travel cost||NO TRAVEL COST. Blood collection is arranged through a local medical laboratory.||In most cases collection facilities are located in different cities or states. Additional travel expenses (on average $150.00) should be taken into consideration.|
|Confidentiality||Confidentiality can be easily protected. Blood collection requires less than 20 minutes and can be done at the same time as regular medical testing prescribed by your OB-GYN.||Due to travel requirements, confidentiality can be seriously affected.|
Based on the above information, the following approximate price comparison can be shown for a typical case of
the prenatal DNA paternity test with mother and two alleged fathers:
|Non Invasive Paternity Test on Blood||Invasive Paternity Test|
|Testing Fee (USD)||$990.00||~$550.00|
|Additional Alleged Father||Included||$195.00|
|Sample Collection Fee||~$32.50||~$1,000.00|
|Test for Newborn Child||Included||N/A|
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