Maternity Test (Informational: Includes Mother, Alleged Father + Child)
WHAT IS A MATERNITY DNA TEST?
A Maternity DNA Test compares the DNA of a child to the DNA of an Alleged Mother to determine the probability of maternity.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO GET MY MATERNITY TEST RESULTS?
Test results are available in an average of 3 to 5 business days after specimens are collected from all tested parties.
To determine the biological mother of your child, get this Basic DNA Maternity Test. This test gives you an accurate determination (with an average probability of maternity of 99.9%) of who the child’s biological mother is. This test is for informational purposes only and not admissible in court or for legal evidence that may be needed for documentation.
The process is very simple and easy. It starts by collecting epithelial cell (skin cell) samples using a soft swab rubbed on the inside cheeks of the mouth to obtain DNA from the child and the alleged mother. A sample from the known father is not required, but can be useful. The lab will be able to determine which half of the child’s DNA was contributed by the known father; therefore, the remaining DNA must then match the alleged mother. Then the DNA of the potential mother is analyzed to determine the probability that her genetic markers are found in the child. This is known as a percentage of probability of maternity.
Our professional medical assistant will rub soft swabs on the inside of both cheeks of the child and possible mother, and any additional participants, to determine the maternity of a single child. If more than one child is being tested or if there is more than one alleged mother, additional fees will be incurred. If you have a specimen with DNA on it, please ask the sales associate if we are able to do the test on your specimen and for additional pricing.
NOTE: The Basic DNA Maternity Test is not admissible in court. Names of the tested parties will not be shown on the test results. If you need the results to be admissible in court, ask about our Chain of Custody Maternity Test.
WHY DO I NEED A MATERNITY DNA TEST?
The Basic DNA Maternity Test is for informational purposesonly and cannot be used as legal evidence in court or for legal documentation use. If you need the test results for reasons such as child support; child custody or visitation; to seek medical, social security or military benefits; immigration; to add or remove a name from a birth certificate; or for adoption, you must purchase our Chain of Custody DNA Maternity Test.
OTHER RELEVANT TESTS:
While you’re here, you may want to invest in a Basic Check‐Up, Urine Drug Test (10‐Panel) or Comprehensive STD Panel.
This test will reflect the probability of maternity. A “0” means he is not the mother.
HIGH PROBABILITY OF MATERNITY INDICATES:
A high probability of maternity indicates that the alleged mother is the mother.
LOW PROBABILITY OF MATERNITY INDICATES:
A “0” genetic match means the alleged mother is not the mother.
A low probability of maternity could indicate that the alleged mother is not the mother. If another biological family member is suspected as an alleged mother, it is recommended they also participate in the testing.