Can You Get a DNA Test before the Baby is Born – How, Where and Which Test?

When you’re pregnant or close to someone who is pregnant, you want to make sure that you are doing everything right to keep the baby is healthy.

Before the birth of your child, some expectant parents may choose to undergo DNA testing to determine if the fetus is high or low risk of having a chromosomal abnormality or to determine paternity. Regardless of their reasoning for considering genetic testing during pregnancy, parent can get a DNA test before the baby is born with a non-invasive prenatal paternity test or Amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling (CVS) are the methods used to confirm whether the unborn baby will suffer from any genetic disorders such as Down’s syndrome, Common Chromosomal abnormality: Trisomy 13 (Patau’s Syndrome) Trisomy 18 (Edwards’ Syndrome), Microdeletions – 20 specific diseases – DiGeorge syndrome, Williams syndrome, Prader-Willi syndrome, Angelman syndrome, Hereditary Neuropathy with Liability to Pressure Palsy (HNPP), Rubinstein-Taybi syndrome, Miller-Dieker syndrome and many more.

These tests enable getting samples of the child’s DNA and the type of sample collection method is different as the tests are carried out depending on the stage you are in your pregnancy. If amniocentesis is used, then the sample taken from amniotic fluid and which can be performed anytime 14th and 20th weeks of pregnancy.

Chorionic villus sampling (CVS) on the other hand is an invasive testing procedure that requires a sample of chorionic villi to be collected from the uterus. This test involves a needle being inserted into the mother’s abdomen or through the cervix by way of the vagina to collect the sample. A doctor’s consent is needed before CVS testing can occur, so it doesn’t pose any kind of risk to the mother or baby.

We offer new non-invasive prenatal paternity DNA test with an absolute risk-free process in comparison to other conventional sampling methods. This is a very advanced prenatal test and performed during woman pregnancy to verify the paternity of the developing child. The test can be done from 9 weeks of gestation and reduce your 9-month delay in determining the paternity of your child. At DDC Laboratories India, we make sure that the accuracy level of this test is more than 99.99%. All we need is a sample of the mother’s blood and a blood sample or oral swab from the presumed father. We recommend collecting the necessary samples in our specialized sample collection kit.

Conclusion:

You may have your own different reasons for considering getting a DNA test while pregnant. We test your unique genes by collection DNA samples using safe and easily accessible methods. Please contact us or give us a call to discuss your situation with one of our specialist at +91-7042446667 or whatsapp: 9266615552 for fixing an appointment.

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