The most precise available DNA technology: DNAffirm analysis - exclusive with Accu-metrics
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exclusive DNaffirm technology--over 100,000 tests---99.999% accuracy
It may not be practical to come to our laboratory and have us take samples for court/legal chain of custody or informational test. All mailed kits now include remote legal chain of custody forms, or you may do the test for just informational purposes.
All tests are of course absolutely private and confidential.
Order our no-cost sample collection kit and remit payment when you send in the samples for analysis.
Results are available 5-7 days from receipt of samples.
We will call you immediately with the results once the test is completed and confirmed and then mail out the certified documentation as you instruct us.
Split kits can be sent if the father and child are in different locations. Tests can now also be done using non-standard samples such as gum, cigarette butts, spot of blood, toothbrush, etc., if it is not possible to obtain a buccal swab from one or both of the parties.
There may be a modest surcharge depending on the nature of the non-standard sample.
If so, we will call you on receipt of the samples before proceeding with analysis.
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Our services include broad spectrum precision analysis or testing for an individual substance. All of our reports submitted by Viaguard will have a pharmacological interpretation of what a positive result implies.
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All tests offered by Viaguard restrict access to information to the person requesting the test. Otherwise, no information either personal, or related to the test, is released or accessible.
At a public hospital or related health care facility your information and test results are electronically retained and incorporated into an expanding e-healthcare record system. While this serves a useful purpose for expedient access to your total healthcare records, you may not want certain tests in an accessible record system.
At Viaguard, confidential means just that.
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The most commonly requested prenatal paternity test is the non-invasive method which involves detecting the fetal molecules of
DNA which have diffused through the placental membrane and are found in maternal blood. This method has 99.9% accuracy using
exclusive DNAffirm technology.
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Prenatal paternity testing is a sensitive and confidential service. You can depend on the experience of the professional staff at Viaguard to guide you.
Only Viaguard offers the precision of DNAffirm testing on all genetic paternity tests.
The following are the currently available options for prenatal DNA paternity determination and for complete detailed information click here.
All cases of prenatal paternity testing require buccal swabs or an appropriate source of DNA from the potential father. The buccal swabs can be taken at our facility or we will send you a sample collection kit for that purpose call us for other possible sources of paternal DNA.
The DNA profile of the paternal samples will be matched with the fetal DNA obtained by two principal techniques defined as invasive and non-invasive to yield results that are 99.99% accurate.
Non-invasive procedures involve collecting a small sample of blood from the mother and pose no element of fetal risk.
Maternal Venous Blood Sample
Definitive and Risk-Free
A very small amount of blood is collected in two mini-vacutainers. The samples are taken at a laboratory and then centrifuged to separate the cells and plasma. Viaguard works with laboratories across North America so this simple sample collection can be done at a convenient location. We supply the laboratory with the appropriate collection kit which is then returned to us for processing. Cost for this test is $980.00.
This method uses a few drops of maternal blood collected from a finger-prick after the 10th week of gestation. The drops of blood are collected on a Viaguard membrane filter pad and the sample collection procedure can be done at our facility or at home using our sample collection kit. The test is dependant on finding sufficient fetal DNA in the blood droplets. Cost of the test is $299.00. If insufficient Fetal DNA is found there is a no cost test after the child is born which will yield a definitive answer.
Invasive techniques involve the collection of fetal DNA from Amniotic fluid or Chorionic Villi by a procedure performed by your doctor.
This is the collection of fluid from the Amniotic sacs surrounding the fetus and this fluid which contains an abundance of fetal DNA is tested by Viaguard. Amniocentesis is performed after 14 weeks of gestation. A complete DNA paternity test using paternal DNA and Amniotic fluid cost $399.00.
Chorionic Villa Sampling (CVS)
This sampling is performed by your doctor after ten weeks of gestation and involves the collection of cells from the placenta, which are then analyzed by Viaguard for fetal DNA. Cost for this test is $399.00.
Invasive procedures involve the insertion of a thin needle in through the mother’s abdomen and uterus to withdraw the requisite sample. Invasive procedures carry an element of risk to the fetus ranging from 0.5% to 2%.
For complete information on any test call (416)691-4167 or toll free at 1-877-842-4827
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Viaguard / Accu-Metrics offers the most thorough and flexible options for expectant mothers with both invasive and non-invasive methods for determination of paternity. Both methods yield 99.99% certainty in every case. You can call our highly trained staff of professionals for a free confidential consultation on your best options. Click here to learn more.