Prenatal Paternity

Accurate Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity DNA Testing

Accurate Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity DNA Testing

Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity (NIPP) Testing

Get answers before your baby is born - Accurate results from the 8th week of pregnancy

  • We currently only offer this paternity test at our main laboratory located in El Paso Texas *

The Prenatal Paternity DNA test can determine the father of a child starting as early as the 8th week of pregnancy (if the baby is already born a Paternity DNA Test should be used). Utilizing a simple blood draw from the pregnant mother our trained DNA analysts will separate fetal DNA from the mothers blood cells. Then the baby’s DNA will be compared to a buccal (oral cheek) swab from the potential father. This process will decisively determine whether he is the father of the unborn child.

Using this method there is absolutely no risk of miscarriage or harm to the unborn baby or the mother.

As the Prenatal Paternity DNA Test requires a blood draw from the mother, a trained phlebotomist will be used.

All Prenatal Paternity Test appointments should be made a minimum of three days in advance.

The potential father must provide a DNA sample at the same time as the mother, as the blood sample must be processed ASAP.

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In the El Paso, TX/Las Cruces, NM area.
Schedule an appointment at our El Paso laboratory near N. Mesa and Restler

Steps For Ordering Your NIPP Test

Step 1: Book your Non-Invasive Paternity Test Online With us

Book your NIPP test with us through our online scheduling system. All Prenatal Paternity tests must be made a minimum of 3 days in advance and at our main laboratory in El Paso, TX.

Our scheduler will collect your information (name, phone number, email, etc) and send you automatic reminders of your upcoming appointment. You will also be given the option of paying in full when booking or at the time of your appointment.

We currently do not have payment plans for this test.

Step 2: Get your DNA (blood) Collected

Show up to your scheduled DNA collection time at our main laboratory location in El Paso, TX. Make sure to bring a federally recognized government ID, such as a drivers license, passport, or military ID. If having a legal test completed you may also be required to have a picture taken by the collector (or elect to bring one with you). The collector will help you fill out the paperwork, make a copy of your ID (if a legal test), sign the consent forms, and certify that the collection has taken place according to all AABB and legal standards.

The potential father must provide a DNA sample at the same time as the mother, as the blood sample must be processed ASAP.

If you are having a Legal test performed, the potential father must be present with an ID while giving a his own DNA sample.

Step 3: Receive your Paternity Results

After providing the sample at the collection site our professional laboratory technicians will handle your genetic samples according to the exacting standards set forth by the AABB in preparing and processing the samples.  Testing will be complete within seven (7) business days, the results will be double checked and verified for 99.99% accuracy, and after being signed off by our PhD lab directors we will issue a document to you via your email.

Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity (NIPP) Testing:

Frequently Asked Questions

+ One of the People to be tested lives in a different city or state, can I have a test sent to them?

  • Unfortunately, we currently we only offer Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity (NIPP) testing at our main laboratory in El Paso Texas.

+ I am not sure what paternity test is for me, how can you help me decide?

  • Of course! Our team of DNA professionals are here to listen to your needs and help you decide on what is best for you. We have multiple ways for you to get a hold of us. Send us an email from our Contact Us page, chat with a specialist on our Facebook Page via Messenger, or give us a call!

+ How much does a Non-Invasive Prenatal paternity test cost?

  • This is the most asked question by our clients. We currently offer two versions of NIPP test: Informational and Legal.

    An informational NIPP test starts at $1700.

    A legal NIPP starts at $1900.

    For paternity testing after the child is born see our Paternity Testing Page, or for court or legal reasons our Legal Paternity Test page.

+ Can a Prental Paternity Test Harm me or my baby?

  • No. Unlike older more invasive methods, such as amniocentesis/CVS, there is absolutely no risk to either the unborn baby or to the mother when using a Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test.

+ Can This test tell the gender/sex of the baby?

  • We currently do not offer this options on our standard test.

+ What happens if the test is inconclusive?

  • This is most often caused by not enough fetal DNA in the blood stream. Sometimes this is caused by testing too early or the mothers BMI is too high.
    If there is not enough fetal DNA and results cannot be generated, another test may need to be scheduled at a later date.

    It is imperitive that the mother is past 8-10 weeks pregnant when testing.

+ Are there any additional costs involved?

  • The only additional costs that may incur are if you choose to add any additional participants (second father to test against).


  • Validity Genetics has a quick industry leading turnaround time of only seven (7) business days for all of our non invasive prenatal paternity (NIPP) DNA tests. In a hurry? We also have three (3) business day rush testing options available.


  • All of our paternity testing is done to the highest standards set by the AABB. In fact all of our tests are performed in a fully CAP, A2LA, AABB accredited and ISO 17025/9001 certified laboratory. All of our paternity and family DNA testing services follow strict and validated procedures for processing samples to guarantee the highest degree of accuracy. Our testing process looks for 23 genetic markers ensuring you receive 99.99% accurate test results.