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What is prenatal paternity testing?

A prenatal paternity test is a method used to establish paternity during pregnancy. Postnatal methods such as buccal swabs and umbilical cord tests require that a baby be born in order to  establish paternity. Prenatal methods, such as Aminiocentesis, Chorinoic Villus Sampling (CVS), and the noninvasive SNP microarray method, can be performed as early as 9 weeks after conception.

What is paternity testing

non-invasive prenatal

A non-invasive paternity test uses fetal DNA separated from the mother's blood, therefore it does not require a needle to be inserted into the mother's uterus.


I know  free  women who want to verify who is the father of their unborn child from undergoing invasive procedures to extract samples of fetal cells that carry a small risk of triggering a miscarriage.

Certificado DNA Diagnostics Center

When is the earliest I can get a non-invasive prenatal paternity test?

The non-invasive prenatal paternity test can be performed at 7  gestation weeks.

How safe is the prenatal paternity test?  Non-invasive? Is there any risk for me and my baby?

For a non-invasive prenatal paternity test there is no risk to the fetus other than the ordinary risk of the mother taking her blood sample to detect the baby's free-floating DNA.

Result delivery time.

You will receive the results within 20-30 business days from the time the samples are taken at the lab.

Sampling by appointment only at Linda Vista Unit


For sampling we use:

  • For the alleged father: Routinely buccal (inner cheek) swab.

  • For the mother: Venous sample.


In Nicaragua, the  Immaculate Conception Clinical Laboratory  the affiliated laboratory of  CDD  for taking samples.

test price

The test costs



or its equivalent in córdobas at the exchange rate of the Central Bank

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