Prenatal Paternity

prenatal paternityPrenatal Paternity Testing determines biological paternity before the baby is born. Testing can be performed after 9 weeks of pregnancy. Until recently, prenatal paternity testing was limited to using amniocentesis or chorionic villi samples collected by an OB-GYN. These processes have been known to cause complications and a risk to the child. Current methods of testing now require a simple blood draw from the mother resulting in ZERO risk to the child or mother.

Specimen collections for this type of test include a simple blood draw from the mother and a non-invasive cheek swab collection from the alleged father(s).

All prenatal tests results are collected for legal purposes only and are admissible in a court of law.  All test participants will be required to produce a legal, government issued, photo identification prior to the collections beginning.

For paternity testing after the baby has been born, please visit our paternity testing page.



Please Note: If a specimen collection is required to be performed in a location outside the Carolina Testing service area, we will arrange for the collection to be scheduled using our nationwide network of service providers. There is an additional specimen collection fee of $60.00 per collection that is not able to be conducted at a Carolina Testing office.

Turnaround Time*: 7-10 Business Days

*Turnaround time starts once the lab receives specimens from ALL parties in the case.