International DNA testing provider easyDNA last week launched its prenatal paternity testing service in Australia.
The test relies on a 317,000-marker SNP microarray developed by Redwood City, Calif.-based Gene Security Network. It analyzes cell-free fetal DNA collected from the maternal bloodstream. The company said that the test can be performed at nine weeks of pregnancy and is "greater than 99.9 percent accurate."
Kent, UK-based easyDNA has already launched the test in a number of other countries, including the US. The firm opened offices in Brisbane and Sydney in 2007. The new prenatal paternity service is being offered at a price of A$1,690 ($1,648).