At Paternity For Life, we are following all advice provide by both the UK Government, local health authorities and the World Health Organization (WHO) and taking extra precautionary steps to ensure the health and safety of our laboratory staff and customer service team to minimise any disruption to testing
Please be advised our laboratory is still operational, and we are currently not experiencing any delays with processing of samples.
For our Legal Collection Appointments, Paternity For Life recommends using WJ Legal. WJ Legal is a Legal Forensic Sampling Company who can attend your home address for collection of your sample. All WJ Legal Sample Collectors are forensically aware and can safely and hygienically take all needed samples. Our collectors already enforce strict hygiene practices during collections but will be taking extra precautions over the coming weeks including the use of gloves, face masks and sterile wipes.
That being said, if you are experiencing any virus-like symptoms or have travelled overseas in the past 14 days, we recommend delaying your collection or rescheduling your appointment to a later date.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly staff on 0330 133 1944
Are you expecting a boy or a girl? Find out from as early as 10 weeks!
Cell-free DNA fragments (cfDNA) are short fragments of DNA which can be found circulating in the blood. During pregnancy, DNA fragments from both the mother and fetus are present in the maternal blood. If there is sufficient fetal DNA present in the mother’s blood sample, we can then analyse the fetal DNA using a laboratory technique called Next Generation Sequencing to determine the gender of the unborn child with 98% accuracy.
We all have a pair of sex chromosomes present in each cell in our bodies. In males, they carry one X chromosome and one Y chromosome; females have two X chromosomes. When analysing the fetal DNA for the Baby Gender DNA Test, we are looking to detect the presence of any Y Chromosomes in the fetal DNA. If Y chromosome is detected, this would indicate the fetus is likely to be male. If no Y Chromosome is present, this would indicate the fetus is likely to be female.
Yes! In the case of a twin pregnancy, if any Y-Chromosomal DNA is detected this will indicate at least one fetus is male. If no Y-Chromosomal DNA is detected, this would indicate both fetuses are female.
Our prenatal tests are non-invasive, and all we require from the mother is a blood sample taken via a standard blood draw. This method of testing is much safer for both the mother and the unborn child. Other prenatal testing methods can be invasive and can come with risks such as miscarriage and leakage of amniotic fluid.
Upon receiving your application, we will send you a specialised collection kit for collecting your sample. A trained medical professional, such as a doctor or nurse, will need to collect the blood sample. If you are having trouble arranging collection, please contact us and we can help you to find a phlebotomist in your area. Please note that an additional fee may be charged by your sample collector. This fee is not included in the cost of testing and must be paid directly to the sample collector
The Baby Gender DNA test is 98% accurate and validated from the 10th week of pregnancy, calculated from your estimated due date. We are a worldwide, scientifically accredited laboratory and follow a strict quality assurance program to ensure our methods and results are accurate.
The testing cannot be performed earlier than 10 weeks, as there will not be enough Y Chromosome (if present) at a detectable level. In these cases, the test would be inconclusive, and a recollection would be required at a later date.
While ultrasounds can be used to determine the sex of the baby, they cannot always be relied upon. Sometimes the position of the baby may make it difficult to determine the gender or the ultrasound technician may not have the expertise to determine the gender. The Baby Gender DNA test is the only way to accurately and scientifically determine gender much earlier in your pregnancy. Ultrasounds are still needed for important purposes, such as monitoring and checking the baby’s health throughout your pregnancy. The Baby Gender DNA test is not designed to replace or override any prenatal care you would receive throughout our pregnancy.
Upon receiving your samples at our laboratory, we will promptly begin processing. We endeavour to have your results to you within 6 – 8 working days from receipt of your samples at our laboratory, and the results will be sent directly to your preferred email address.
The Company Policy of Paternity For Life is that the results of the Baby Gender DNA Test are used for curiosity purposes ONLY. The results are not to be used for the purpose of gender selection.
The Baby Gender DNA Test cannot be performed in the case of structural abnormality in the fetus, mosaicism, multiple pregnancies, or if the pregnant woman has a chromosomal aneuploidy herself or has received a blood transfusion, transplantation, stem cell therapy or immunotherapy. Proceeding with testing in any of these cases will affect the accuracy of the results.
Other prenatal tests are also available during pregnancy and can be combined with the gender identity test. Our Prenatal Baby Bundle includes our Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity, Baby Gender and Prenatal Chromosomal Abnormality Screening (NIFTYTM) Tests at a discounted price. Our tests are the most accurate and safest way to determine paternity, gender and potential risk for a range of health conditions.
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