IVF or in-vitro fertilization is a vast spread method of conceiving cases of infertility. The procedure includes the fertilization of an egg outside the mother’s body in a lab and then transferring that egg into the mother’s womb. Since the fertilization is done in a laboratory the chances of mix-up are there. As a result, there have been many cases of women carrying a child in her womb that is not hers.
That’s why people who conceive with help of IVF look for a prenatal paternity test to ensure that the child is theirs only. Also doing so saves a lot of peace of mind.
Why prenatal paternity test is important when IVF is included?
It’s better to know the truth earlier than regret it later in life. If there is any possibility that your fertilized egg was mixed up with someone else’s egg then a paternity test will come clean about it. Although the chances of mix-up are pretty low there is a risk. It also saves an individual from doubt and mistrust in the future. So it’s better to get it done than live in uncertainty.
Is there any risk of miscarriage involved with the test?
Usually, the test used for prenatal paternity DNA testing is a non-invasive test. Lab uses the fetal DNA running in the mother‘s bloodstream as the fetal DNA sample, and for parents, a simple buccal swab is used as a sample. So this method is safe for both the parents and the offspring.
How soon can this test be done?
A prenatal paternity test can be done after 8 weeks of pregnancy.