- Confirm or clarify motherhood
- Conclusive and accurate result
- Claim child’s right to benefits
Maternity DNA testing determines whether a woman could be the biological mother of a child. Like a DNA paternity test, it compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of the alleged mother to determine how likely it is that the child has inherited the DNA from the alleged mother.
This test offers a conclusive and accurate result for DNA testing between an alleged mother(s) and child(ren). All of our tests are 100% accurate to establish maternity with a 99.9+% or 0% probability that the tested woman is or is not the mother of the tested child. Your DNA samples are secure and your test results will be accurate.
A maternity test is always conclusive. However, if the mother is not available, maternity may also be determined through testing with one of the mother’s family members or another child who may share the same mother. A grandparent test would be conducted using one or both of the alleged mother’s biological parents. A siblingship test would be a test done with another child who may share the same mother. If the alleged mother has a full brother or sister, an avuncular aunt/uncle DNA test is another option. Additionally, an X-SV mitochondrial test will conclusively determine whether or not the test participants are from the same female lineage.
The kit contains two long cotton tipped swabs. We would ask you to swab the inside of your child’s cheek for about 30 to 40 seconds and allow it to air dry for 2 minutes. We would then ask the mother to do the same. The swabs are sealed in envelope that you would send to us. Once we receive it we will send a confirmation email. The results take at the most 10 business days to complete. We will email a colored comprehensive 1-page report giving you the results.
Turnaround time: Approximately 10 business days
We also offer an express test service with results available in 5 business days
Total cost: Price $299 plus tax
Legal Maternity Testing also available – cost is $450 plus tax
“DNA may also be collected through other means. Common forensic samples are hair (must have the root ball attached), mucous on a tissue, earwax and toothbrushes. However the cost will be on average $125 extra.”