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Are you pregnant and have questions about paternity? Getting answers and resolving your concerns has physical, emotional, and even financial benefits both for you and your unborn child. The American Pregnancy Association recommends paternity testing from a lab accredited by the AABB, a leading laboratory-accreditation organization.
The American Pregnancy Association endorses DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) because of their long-standing accreditation by the AABB and their commitment to providing quality DNA testing as well as personal care and service.
You can contact DDC at 1-800-798-0580 to discuss your options with a paternity professional.
Why Is Establishing Paternity Important?
Establishing paternity can help protect an unborn child’s future by ensuring that the true biological father answers for critical legal responsibilities—like child support and custody.
Determining a biological relationship is important for other reasons too:
- It can establish legal and social benefits, including social security, veterans, and inheritance
- It confirms a genetic link, giving healthcare providers additional insight during diagnosis and in managing the child’s health
- It can strengthen the bond between father and child
Unmarried? Test Before you Sign
If you are pregnant and not married, most states have laws requiring an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form to be completed at the hospital immediately after birth. This form legally establishes fatherhood for the individual who signs it, whether or not he is the biological father. Deadlines vary from state to state, but couples have a limited amount of time after the AOP is signed to request a DNA paternity test and amend the document.
If the time allowed for amending this form expires, the father listed on the AOP or birth certificate could be held legally responsible for the child forever, even if he later proves he is not the biological father.
If you need a paternity test to ensure the right man is named as the father, call DDC Diagnostics Center at 1-800-798-0580.
Types Of Paternity Testing:
Postnatal paternity testing is performed after the baby is born, as early as just after the delivery in the hospital. A cheek swab sample is all that is needed from each person tested.
Prenatal paternity testing is performed before the baby is born.
If you need to establish paternity or have questions, contact DDC at 1-800-798-0580.
For prenatal testing— paternity testing while pregnant—there are a few options to choose from:
The American Pregnancy Association recommends using the non-invasive prenatal paternity test. A non-invasive prenatal paternity test is the most accurate, safe, and non-invasive way to establish paternity before the baby is born. The process for the Certainty™ Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test from DDC is state-of-the-art, combining the latest technology and proprietary methods for isolating and analyzing the baby’s DNA found naturally in the mother’s bloodstream.
Who do I call for Paternity Testing?
There are a number of DNA and paternity testing facilities around the country. Make sure you use a facility accredited by the AABB, and take some time to compare different testing facilities. DNA Diagnostics Center (DDC) is the official paternity-testing organization of the American Pregnancy Association and has received the APA’s endorsement for providing quality services and testing.
Visit DNA Diagnostics Center for more information or call 1-800-798-0580.
Last updated: March 9, 2017 at 17:01 pm