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Kenya Prenatal DNA Test

Prenatal DNA Paternity Test in Kenya

The prenatal test determines whether a particular man is the biological father of an unborn child.

The prenatal paternity test is done before a baby is born to determine whether a particular man is the real biological father of the unborn baby. There are two types of prenatal paternity test namely:

The non-invasive prenatal paternity test (NIPPT)

The invasive prenatal paternity test.

1. The Non-invasive Prenatal Paternity Test

The non-invasive prenatal paternity test (NIPPT) is done before a baby is born to determine whether a particular man is the real biological father of the unborn baby. The test is 100% safe to the mother and child because fetal cells are obtained from maternal plasma and there’s no need of amniocentesis. Advantages of NIPPT include:

100% safe. The test does not expose the mother or the child to any risk.

The test can also help you know the gender of the child

Fast - results come out in 10 working days

The accuracy of the test is 99.99%

Testing can be done from as early as week 7 of pregnancy

You can chose whether you want a legal or peace-of-mind report

We have convenient appointments to suit your schedule

Unlike the invasive test where the amniotic fluid sample from the mother is drawn using amniocentesis, only the maternal blood is used in this test and fetal DNA is obtained from the maternal blood

The test has been scientifically validated and approved and is done using the most advanced scientific methods and DNA high-sequencing instruments. A rigorous bioinformatics analysis helps to provide accurate and reliable results. You can click here to read the publications

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2. The Invasive Prenatal Paternity Test

To do the test, a small volume of fluid is collected from the pregnant mother’s womb is by inserting a needle through the abdomen in a process called amniocentesis. The child’s sample can alternatively be obtained through a process called chorionic villus sampling (CVS) where a sample of tissue from the placenta is collected by passing a needle through the wall of the abdomen, or passing a small tube through the vagina and the neck of the womb (cervix). The amniotic fluid or CVS samples are used to get the child’s DNA profile and compared with the alleged father’s sample. The mother’s sample is also collected.

The alleged father’s sample and the mother’s samples are preferably obtained using buccal (mouth swabs).

Amniocentesis and CVS Sampling are associated with several risks however. Women who undergo amniocentesis or CVS sampling are at an increased risk of cramping and bleeding. Nearly 1% of women who go through these procedure also stand at a small risk of miscarriage. If you need to do this test, you will need to consult your obstetrician gynecologist or family doctor first. Alternatively, you can consider the non-invasive prenatal paternity test (NIPPT) which is 100% safe.

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How much does a Prenatal DNA Test Cost in Kenya?

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Blood sample from the pregnant mother and mouth swab from the alleged father are needed for the non-invasive prenatal paternity test. For the invasive prenatal test, amniotic fluid or CVS sample from the mother and mouth swabs from the mother and alleged father are required.

Legal DNA Test

If the test is required for legal purposes, the participants must physically come to the lab for sample collection. A chain-of-custody procedure will be followed and an additional fee of 2,000 kshs levied for notarization of the report by an advocate. Proof of identity of the participants will be required (i.e. National ID Card/passport, and birth certificate for the child).

  • National ID Card or passport
  • Minor's birth certificate
  • Signed consent
  • Chain of custody forms

DNA Test Features & Overviews

  • DNA Results

    Out in 5 working days after receiving all your samples.

  • Home DNA Kits

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  • DNA Sample Collection Instructions

    Sample collection instructions

  • DNA Consent

    Adults will sign consent on behalf of minors.

  • Integrity and Ethics

    We act with honesty and adhere to the highest ethical and moral values.

  • DNA Test Reporting Forms

    Clients will declare how the reports will be received and by who.


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Bioinformatics Institute of Kenya in The Star newspaper
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