What does the prenatal sample collection kit contain?
The sample collection kit will be sent out to you once your order has been confirmed. It contains all you require to collect the samples and send them back to us.
1x box containing:
– 1x consent form
– 1x sample collection instructions
– 1x courier collection instructions
– 1x terms & conditions
– 1x swab envelope
– 2x 2 swabs
– 2x absorbent pad
– 2x 10 ml blood collection tube
– 1x foam insert
– 1x biohazard bag
– 1x security seal
– 1x return courier pouch
How to Collect the Samples and Use the Kit
Firstly, you will need to book an appointment with a person qualified to take blood samples. Once the mother’s blood is taken (more than 7 ml needed) it will be placed into the collection tubes provided in our kit. The test requires:
• 2 vials of blood collected from the mother;
• 4 mouth swabs collected from the alleged father;
Our vials contain a special solution that helps preserve the samples. For this reason, it is important that you use the tubes provided in our kit and that you do not wait for longer than 1 day to return the blood sample.
Please note that the only added cost you will incur for the prenatal paternity test is the fee charged for the blood collection.
Once you have had the samples collected, you will need to return the samples for analysis using our pre-paid return label. We provide a Prepaid Return Label for all our prenatal testing kits to ensure timely receipt of samples in our laboratory. There is no additional cost for this!
Please organise to have the samples collected on the same day of collection and within a short period of time as the samples need to return to the laboratory within 5 days.
Additional Fathers to be Tested
We always recommend testing the second alleged father if he is available for the test (please note that there is an additional fee for testing the second father). If clients require additional testing after results have been issued (for example, testing a second alleged father), we will need fresh samples from the mother and the father. In such cases, clients will need to purchase a new prenatal test.
IMPORTANT: Prenatal Paternity Testing Precautions
It is extremely important that you understand that the test might be inconclusive if you are less than 9 weeks pregnant. Please ensure that you calculate the time of conception correctly.
Fill in the consent forms provided carefully, making sure all the required fields are not left blank. You must send this back with your samples. Delays in the test may ensue if you fail to send the consent forms or send in forms that are not correctly filled in.
Make sure to use the tubes provided in our DNA sample collection kit. The kit has been specifically designed to be used for this type of sample collection.
Testing When Participants Live in Different Locations
International Biosciences is an international company that operates through a network of offices around the world. This means that we can organize your prenatal paternity test even if test participants live in different locations. This might be the case if the father and mother do not live in Ireland. Please advise us about this prior to commencing the test for a quote for any additional charges.
Discover who the father is by ordering our prenatal paternity test today!