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16 of September, 2021
Prenatal Testing 101: Basics of DNA Test During Pregnancy

There is no longer a need to wait until the birth of a child to know about the sex of the baby, detect health issues, and even identify the father of the child. It is now possible to determine all of these things before child birth, as getting a DNA test while pregnant has become much more accessible to the public. Women can get prenatal DNA testing as early as the end of the first trimester of pregnancy.

The two types of DNA testing that you may undergo during pregnancy include fetal sex test, or baby gender test, and prenatal paternity test.

Here are some interesting facts about DNA testing while pregnant:

 

If you plan to have a DNA test while pregnant, it’s important to become familiar with the basic information about it.

  • Firstly, you might be wondering how soon you can take the test during your pregnancy period. In general, you can conduct a prenatal DNA test as early as 10 weeks without creating any risks to the baby and the mother. 

  • If you wish to find out information about the gender and health of your baby, then you must opt for a prenatal baby gender test. 

  • On the other hand, a prenatal paternity test reveals the identity of the father of the unborn baby.  

  • To avoid the risks of invasive testing on the health of the mother and the baby, you must opt for a non-invasive type of DNA prenatal test. 

Non-invasive DNA testing 

A non-invasive fetal DNA testing is the only way for testing to be carried out without posing any harm to the mother and the fetus. It is performed by collecting the DNA of the mother from the blood sample, as well as the DNA of the possible father, collected from swabbing the inside of the cheek. 

On the other hand, invasive testing requires the use of needles or probes on the mother’s uterus. This method comes with various risks both to the baby and the mother. This is why most mothers prefer non-invasive DNA testing to find out what they wish to know about their child.

Contact Prenatal Genetics Laboratory to perform a safe non-invasive gender testing and prenatal paternity testing on the unborn baby.

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