Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Albuquerque NM

This non-invasive prenatal paternity test utilizes the blood from the mother and alleged father.  The DNA samples are analyzed to examine 317,000 genetic markers.  If the probability that the alleged father contains the genetic markers required of the biological father is greater than 99.9% when compared with random individuals, the result is a Paternity Inclusion.  If the similarity falls within the range of non-fathers, the result is a Paternity Exclusion.  This is a Non-Invasive test that can be done as soon as 10 weeks into the pregnancy.

Results  There are four possible testing results:

  1. Paternity Inclusion:  The alleged father is not excluded as the biological father of the fetus.  The probability that the alleged father contains the genetic markers required of the biological father is 99.9% when compared with random individuals.  This conclusion is based on the testing results obtained from analyzing 317,000 individual DNA markers.
  2. Paternity Exclusion:  The alleged father is excluded as the biological father of the fetus.  This conclusion is based on the testing results obtained from analyzing 317,000 individual DNA markers.  The alleged father lacks the genetic markers that must be contributed to the child by the biological father.
  3. Insufficient fetal DNA for reliable analysis:  An insufficient amount of fetal DNA was isolated, therefore no conclusion regarding paternity is possible.  The amount of fetal DNA in a maternal serum varies greatly from pregnancy to pregnancy but in general increases with advancing gestation.  A second blood draw and re-analysis later in the pregnancy is recommended.
  4. Unable to determine paternity:  No conclusion regarding paternity is possible based on the genetic testing performed.  The statistical value obtained  for the tested alleged father is indeterminate regarding paternity and thus he can neither be included nor excluded as the biological father of the child.  This can occur for a variety of reasons including, but not limited to, close genetic similarity between the alleged father and true father.

Twins / Multiple Gestation Test performance has been validated for single pregnancies only.

All results from this testing are court admissible.

All testing is performed by Natera Laboratories.

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Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing Albuquerque NM