How is DNA test done on a baby

Many clients call or come to us and ask how to do DNA Paternity Test on a new born baby or small child. This article should explain how we handle cases like that, how and why we are the facility to choose for such tests.

The most important information is that we can do the test on a baby which has been just born and is only few minutes old. Our modern DNA tests are suitable for babies and children in general because they do not involve needles or any other invasive techniques or instruments and are very sensitive and accurate. Our state-of-art automated laboratory equipment can process any biological sample including simple specimen of saliva called buccal swab sample.

Our tests commonly test saliva samples, there is no need for drawing the blood, hence the test can be done on babies and small children and you do not have to wait for child to be certain age. To have the baby’s saliva sample taken you can book an appointment and come with the baby for sampling or pick up home sampling DNA kit and collect the saliva sample yourself. once we have collected the samples from the baby and the alleged father it takes about 5-10 working days to issue the report.

To book appointment and or receive further information about how to do DNA test on a newborn or small child call 0302932267 and speak to our Case Manager.

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First non-invasive prenatal DNA paternity testing in Ghana

DNA Center Ghana is proud to announce new advanced non-invasive prenatal paternity test. This test can confirm or exclude the paternity for unborn child during the pregnancy provided the mother is at least 11 weeks pregnant. To run the test we only need to have a sample of whole blood from mother and alleged father obtained through standard blood draw performed by any nurse or phlebotomist. We do not use amniocentesis or CVS for sample collection and that makes our non-invasive test 100% safe for mother and the fetus. Our facility will provide special blood sample collection kit for every case.

Once the blood is collected from the mother and alleged father, circulating cell-free fetal DNA is separated from the mothers blood and DNA profile is prepared for the unborn baby and alleged father. Our test is more specific and sensitive due to the fact that cell-free fetal DNA is used. Other laboratories offer prenatal tests using amniocentesis, CVS or whole blood which increses the risk of misdiagnosis.

We are the first and only facility offering non-invasive prenatal paternity test in Ghana. Our tests are performed in AABB/ISO17025 accredited laboratory by scientific staff with many years of DNA analysis experience. For further information, consultation and pricing call +233-302-932267 or write to us at info@dnacenetrghana.com.