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25 of February, 2020
How clinical scientists outmatch take-at-home tests for prenatal paternity testing

Expectant mothers now have viable alternatives in the form of a non-invasive prenatal paternity test, capable of providing results that are >99% accurate all at a nominal fee for the whole process (e.g. collection kit, lab tests, and a comprehensive report detailing the results).

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07 of February, 2020
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) vs. Sonography for Prenatal Gender Prediction

Conducting a DNA test while pregnant, whether it be for fetal gender prediction or paternity testing, has become an invaluable testing procedure for countless expectant mothers as a non-invasive solution, helping keep themselves and their soon-to-be child out of harm’s way.

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23 of January, 2020
How Gender was Predicted before Science

There has always been a demand for gender predictor technology throughout the ages, and now we have the technology to do it right.

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08 of January, 2020
Comparing 2 Non-Invasive Baby Gender Tests

At Prenatal Genetics Center, we provide non-invasive testing that simply collects a blood sample from the mother. 

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23 of December, 2019
Here’s What to Expect During a Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test

Collected samples are then stored in a location where it can be expedited for sampling within a lab for the non-invasive prenatal paternity test analysis. Specific sampling sites like this are paramount as blood samples are time-sensitive; samples are required to be tested soon after retrieval to prevent hemolysis or red blood cells from breaking down. 

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16 of December, 2019
How the Markers for Paternity Testing Have Changed Throughout History

A landmark in the development of the prenatal paternity test being delivered entirely through markers found in DNA, instead of through blood groups and histocompatibility testing, was thanks to Jeffreys’s work in identifying the RFLP technique. 

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09 of December, 2019
Placenta Placement and Gender Prediction – Myth or Reality?

We recommend practicing caution, especially when it comes to decisions as early as 6 weeks into pregnancy. Instead, utilise a DNA test while pregnant that is backed and acknowledged by the scientific community, the gold standard of which is a newer, non-invasive solution that is reliant on a maternal blood sample.

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02 of December, 2019
What Is the Earliest and Safest Method to Know Your Baby’s Gender?

One of the most pertinent questions you may have when you find out that you’re pregnant relates to the gender of your child, i.e. is it a girl or a boy?


It is therefore natural to seek out opportunities that allow you to know your baby’s gender as soon as possible.

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25 of November, 2019
The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Your Paternity Test Results

For those that are considering or have undergone a DNA test while pregnant to determine the biological father of their child, it can feel like a maze to navigate through the meaning behind your results, as conclusive as they may be.

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11 of November, 2019
What Does Ontario Law Have to Say About Paternity Testing?

For many expectant mothers, it can be important to determine the biological father of the child through a prenatal paternity test due to the legal ramifications otherwise.

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31 of October, 2019
Comparing Different DNA Testing Procedures

If you are looking for the most non-invasive DNA test while pregnant, a gender blood test is the option for you. 

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17 of October, 2019
What Can You Expect with A Gender Blood Test?

Preparing well in advance for a gender reveal party will help take some stress off your shoulders - a gender blood can help you get things going. 

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03 of October, 2019
How Prenatal Paternity Testing Benefits Men and Women

Nowadays, non-invasive prenatal paternity testing is possible thanks to the development of fetal DNA testing. 

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20 of September, 2019
Understanding Parental Authority for Alleged Fathers

Traditionally, it is the pregnant woman who possesses decision-making rights when it comes to the fetus. But, for alleged fathers – having an understanding of what rights a father does have can help both parents make informed decisions before the birth of a child.

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05 of September, 2019
3 Misconceptions About Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing

Non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT) for Down Syndrome and other aneuploidies have revolutionized the history of prenatal testing for congenital anomalies. However, research demonstrates that NIPT has been misrepresented as an equivalent to invasive prenatal procedures in the past. Today we’ll discuss 3 common misconceptions about non-invasive prenatal testing.

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26 of August, 2019
Effects of Male Obesity in Sperm DNA and Offspring Health

The production of numerous functional proteins inside your cell comes about thanks to DNA, allowing scientists to perform genealogical tests or DNA tests while pregnant. The bases that are the constituents of your DNA – A, C, G, and T – come in specific sequences known as genes, allowing for the production of essential-for-life proteins. But, how exactly are these genes read by cells? This is the cornerstone of epigenetics.

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12 of August, 2019
The Future of Non-Invasive Personalised Healthcare

Non-invasive genomic sequencing is paving the way forward in the healthcare industry allowing, for example, non-invasive prenatal paternity tests to readily satisfy the parameters that are typically seen around providers, payers, and patients.

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01 of August, 2019
Identifying the Safest and Most Accurate Method of Prenatal Gender Prediction

Numerous methodologies, and approaches exist when it comes to gender predictor tests of your unborn child. We’ll be discussing some of the diagnostic techniques that exist out there, and deciding which one is holistically recommended when it comes to taking your safety, time, costs, and peace of mind into account.

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19 of July, 2019
How NGS Enhanced Fetal DNA Testing

The goal of fetal DNA testing has evolved throughout the years – it is the objective to strive for cost-efficiency, clinical and holistic accuracy, and minimal invasiveness when it comes to early stage screening for pregnant women; a mission that we uptake here at Prenatal Genetics Center. It is within these confines and goals where next generation sequencing (NGS) shines.

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15 of July, 2019
The Importance of Paternity Testing

Concerns about paternity testing during pregnancy are very common - getting answers has physical, emotional, and even financial benefits for both the mother and her child. For example, medical records established from a paternity test can provide accurate and additional insight into managing the health and care of your child. For these reasons, determining a biological relationship with the potential father of your child is pivotal. There are certain key areas to educate yourself upon before diving in, here are a few topics to provide you with a more holistic insight.

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21 of June, 2019
The Road to Fetal DNA Testing

We are able to offer services such as a prenatal baby gender test and a prenatal paternity test thanks to research conducted in the field of genetics over the last few decades, and the technological innovations that have resulted from this research. Most importantly, prenatal genetic testing services are currently available to the public thanks to the discovery of fetal DNA in the blood of pregnant women. Here’s a piece of the story behind this discovery.

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13 of June, 2019
Dispelling Untruths About Paternity Testing

Myths about paternity testing practices have spread like wildfire across the internet. The most knowledgeable people about paternity testing, however, are those who are actually involved in performing these tests. As a service to those still hesitant about doing a DNA test while pregnant to determine paternity, we are debunking four myths about paternity testing.

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06 of June, 2019
The Science Behind Determining Paternity

Those with a more invested interest in genetic testing may find themselves asking the following questions: What do the test results look like? How do you interpret them? What part of the DNA indicates if a man is the father of a child or not? Here’s a breakdown of the science behind fetal DNA testing for those who are curious.

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22 of May, 2019
How to Interpret the Results of a Prenatal Baby Gender Test

For those looking to learn the gender of their baby as early as possible, a prenatal gender test can be performed using a blood sample from the mother.

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06 of May, 2019
Dr. Melekhovets in CSI: The Bedroom

Many look to genetic testing centers for a DNA test while pregnant to get to know their baby, while others turn to these centers for more unhappy reasons.

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22 of April, 2019
Dr. Yuri Melekhovets Provides Insight on a Missing Person Case

In addition to overseeing services at the Center, such as the prenatal paternity test, Dr. Melekhovets has also provided insight on unusual situations.

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08 of April, 2019
The Benefits of Having a Prenatal Baby Gender Test

For parents looking for a way to ease their anticipation of their child, a prenatal baby gender test could be just the thing they need.

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29 of March, 2019
Genetically Testing Maine’s Mystery Beast

Dr. Melekhovets is a well-known geneticist and the director at a number of reputable DNA-testing enterprises located in the GTA. Testing includes everything from non-invasive prenatal paternity tests, infidelity tests, and even genetically testing the DNA of unknown animals that terrorize the pets in the north easternmost state of Maine.

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05 of March, 2019
Non-Invasive Fetal Sex Determination Using Fetal DNA After Seven Weeks Gestation

Non-invasive prenatal determination of fetal sex using cell-free fetal DNA provides an alternative to invasive techniques for some heritable disorders.

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02 of March, 2019
Non-Invasive Prenatal Test Assessment of Trisomy 21 (Down Syndrome): Large Scale Validity Study.

Objective of this study was to validate the clinical efficacy and practical feasibility of massively parallel maternal plasma DNA sequencing to screen for fetal trisomy 21 among high risk pregnancies clinically indicated for amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling.

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01 of March, 2019
Fetal DNA Sequenced From Mother’s Blood

A baby might have its mother's eyes, but the mother has the child's DNA in her blood, at least during pregnancy. Researchers have now used this DNA to test for a genetic disease before birth.

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