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Blood (Non Invasive) vs. Invasive Prenatal Paternity DNA Tests
Non Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test on BloodInvasive Prenatal Paternity Tests
SampleSimple blood sample collection from the mother. Blood collection requires less than 20 minutes.1. Amniocentesis: collecting the amniotic fluid that surrounds the fetus. Guided by ultrasound, an OB-GYN uses a long needle through the abdomen to collect fluid.

2. CVS: collecting the chorionic villi that make up the placenta. Guided by ultrasound, an OB-GYN uses a catheter through the vagina or a long, hollow needle through the abdomen (depending on the position of the fetus) to collect cells.
Time for testingAfter the 10th week of pregnancy.1. Amniocentesis: between 14th and 22nd week of pregnancy.

2. CVS: between 10th and 14th week of pregnancy.
Tested partiesMother and all alleged fathers.Mother and all alleged fathers.
Accuracy99% for inclusions (the alleged father is the biological father of the fetus) and 99% for exclusions (the alleged father is not the biological father of the fetus).99.9% for inclusions (the alleged father is the biological father of the fetus) and 100% for exclusions (the alleged father is not the biological father of the fetus).
ResultsIn 8 business days.In 5 to 12 business days (depending on the company).
Health risk associated with procedureNO HEALTH RISK FOR THE MOTHER OR THE FETUS.Studies have indicated that the chances for fetal loss are increased by 0.5% for amniocentesis and 1% for chorionic villus sampling comparing to the normal pregnancy without the procedures.
Sample collection feeBlood collection charges range between $15.00 and $50.00.Mother is required to pay a separate physician fee for prenatal sampling (CVS or amniotic fluid) that ranges between $500.00 and $1,500.00 depending from the collection facility. Most DNA testing providers do not advertise these prices on their websites.
Testing fee$595.00 (US) for testing mother, fetus and ALL alleged fathers. Free follow-up testing for the newborn child is included.Ranging from $460.00 to $650.00 (US) for testing mother and ONE alleged father. An average charge for an additional alleged father is $195.00.
Shipment fee$80.00 for FedEx next business day delivery.$25.00 to $50.00 depending on a courier company.
Travel costNO TRAVEL COST. Blood collection is arranged through a local medical laboratory.In most cases collection facilities are located in different cities or states. Additional travel expenses (on average $150.00) should be taken into consideration.
ConfidentialityConfidentiality can be easily protected. Blood collection requires less than 20 minutes and can be done at the same time as regular medical testing prescribed by your OB-GYN.Due to travel requirements, confidentiality can be seriously affected.
Price Comparison Between Two Tests

Based on the above information, the following approximate price comparison can be shown for a typical case of the prenatal DNA paternity test with mother and two alleged fathers:

Non Invasive Paternity Test on BloodInvasive Paternity Test
Testing Fee (USD)$595.00~$550.00
Additional Alleged FatherIncluded$195.00
Sample Collection Fee~$32.50~$1,000.00
Shipment Fee$80.00~$37.50
Travel CostN/A~$150.00
Test for Newborn ChildIncludedN/A
TOTAL (USD)~$707.50~$1,932.50
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