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Maternity DNA Test



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100% Accurate – Results In ONE Day

What is included: A 24 marker mother and child DNA test, USPS Priority shipping of a Journey Genetic Testing collection kit, detailed collection instructions, a prepaid overnight return mailer for your DNA samples, lab processing fees, and results from our AABB accredited testing laboratory.

Who is included: One suspected mother and one child. Additional children may be tested at the same time for a small additional cost as shown on the order form.

How we send the DNA collection kit: USPS Priority mail. You will by emailed a tracking number from the USPS when the kit ships.

If you need to send a kit to more than one address: You have the option of sending additional testing kits to other addresses if needed.  

When your results will be ready: 1 business day after the lab receives all of the DNA samples.

Payment Options: We offer several ways to pay when you order a paternity DNA test. You can choose to pay with a credit or debit card, and PayPal.

If you don’t want a kit mailed to your home or you are in a rush and don’t want to wait for a kit to arrive: We offer the option to make your own DNA kit to allow you to be discreet if your circumstances call for that. Just select the “Make Your Own Kit” option on the order form and we will email you the instructions, your case number, and the address to send your samples to. The lab processing time is the same as with our Journey Genetic Testing DNA collection kit.  

Our ,Maternity DNA Test will provide a conclusive answer to the question of whether a woman is the biological mother of a child. This test is often done after IVF or adoption questions.  Journey Genetic Testing is here to help you on this journey of self-discovery in learning the truth through DNA.

  • You Will Have Access To Our Expertise: We are leaders in DNA paternity testing. Our Genetic Consultants have a deep understanding of maternity issues and the latest advancements in DNA analysis.
  • We Guarantee Accurate DNA Results: Using the most advanced technology, our AABB parent lab will provide you with 100% accurate results. Your testing is performed twice to ensure your report is correct.
  • We Provide Everything You Need: Our kit is shipped USPS Priority and includes everything you need. We also include a pre-paid overnight return label for sending your DNA samples to our parent laboratory.
  • We Make Sure This Is An Easy Process: Our DNA test kit includes simple instructions for collecting your samples, making the process easy and stress-free.
  • Your Information Is Confidential: We know how sensitive personal DNA information is. This information will never be sold and will only be used to test for a maternity relationship.
  • You Will Have Personalized Customer Support: Our friendly and knowledgeable team is here to answer any questions you may have along the way.

Step-By-Step Directions

The mouth (buccal) swabs are packaged in sterile packaging. You will have two packets. Each packet contains TWO swabs. You will use all 4 swabs for each person.

Step 1: Complete the information on the DNA collection envelopes.

The names listed should be the same as you put on your order form. There will be one collection envelope for each person whose DNA is being collected.

Step 2: Open the paper packaging and remove the swabs.

Please be careful to handle the swabs on the long handle (the non-cotton end) only. DO NOT, at any time, touch the cotton end with your hands or fingers.

Step 3: With clean dry hands, collect cheek cells by rolling the tip of the sample collection swab firmly on the inside of the right cheek and under the tongue for 20-30 seconds.

Be sure to roll the swab over the entire inner cheek surface. Repeat this process for the same individual with the second swab. You should use two swabs on the inside of the right cheek and two swabs on the inside of the left cheek. Repeat the process for every individual being tested using a different set of swabs and envelope for each person.

Step 4: The mouth swabs should be dry before putting them into the collection envelope.

The best way of doing this without risking contamination is to place them in an upright position in a clean dry glass. Do not put more than one person's DNA samples into a glass at a time. The DNA samples of each person must never touch each other. Once they are dry, place them back into the correct envelopes.

Step 5: Place all of the swab envelopes, plus and any included forms that you have completed, into the large pre-paid FedEx return envelope.

Then simply return them to a FedEx office or call FedEx to pick it up at a time that fits your schedule.

These FAQs are a resource to help answer  your questions, and any concerns, related to maternity testing. Discover how paternity tests work, when to consider them, and what to anticipate during the process. Whether you're seeking information for personal reasons or legal matters, we want to provides the answers you need to make informed decisions about your maternity test.

Most Often Asked Questions About Maternity Testing

How Can I Make Certain Who My Mother Is?

A maternity DNA test is performed. DNA (DeoxyriboNucleic Acid) is the genetic material found in the cells of your body. A person receives half of their genetic material from their biological mother and the other half from their biological father. Maternity testing is performed using a technology called PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction).

In this test, we are looking at specific areas of a person’s DNA called genetic loci. These loci are then amplified, analyzed and compared to those of another person. This will determine whether they share genetic markers in common and whether they are likely to be genetically related. Non-DNA based genetic tests, such as blood type, are no longer performed for present-day paternity and family relationship testing.

Can I Do A Maternity Test Without A Mouth Swab?

Yes. When we are testing something other than a buccal (mouth) swab, the item is considered a non-standard samples. Items such as toothbrushes, hair with the roots, ear wax, and finger or toe nail clippings are common. You can learn more about what else you can test at Alternative DNA Samples.

What If The Mother And Child Live In Different Locations?

Our at home maternity test kit can be shipped worldwide. You just indicate that you need more than one DNA kit on the order form, and provide all addresses you want kits sent to. You will also be provided USPS Priority mail tracking numbers for everything we send.

How Can I Establish Maternity When The Mother Is Not Available?

The most conclusive way to determine if a woman is the biological mother is with Maternity testing. However, we know that may not be possible, so we suggest looking at other testing we offer to help you learn the truth through DNA.

One possibility is a maternal grandparent test is done with one or both of the suspected mother’s biological parents. Another option may be a maternal sibling DNA test, which is done with another child who may share the same mother.

If the possible mother has a full brother or sister, then an aunt or uncle DNA test (called an Avuncular test) can be done. And a final option may be a mtDNA mitochondrial test will conclusively determine whether those participating share the same female genetic line.

Do I Need To Have My Father Involved In The Testing?

No. The maternity testing we do is fatherless, and will provide you with a 100% accurate result.

How Long Does It Take To Get Maternity Test Results?

In almost all maternity test cases, results are available one business day after all samples have been received at the laboratory.

REAL CLIENT REVIEWS You can read more of our firsthand reviews from customers who have done their DNA testing through our company by clicking on CLIENT REVIEWS. We take pride in delivering a top-notch 5-star customer experience. Reach out to us with any questions. We look forward to helping you on your journey to truth through DNA.

Outstanding service.

January 4, 2024

Outstanding service and helpfulness.

Mary C

Exceptional Service

December 23, 2023

I purchased a test for my son, and it arrived promptly within two days. After sending it back via mail on Wednesday, I received the results by Friday. I highly recommend this service.

Richard D

You were very Helpful

December 17, 2023

You were very helpful and helped me to set clear expectations. The results approved more quickly than I thought they would. This company demonstrated to me the professional reliability I expected from an accredited laboratory. Wholeheartedly recommended.

John A

Thank you for your help and guidance

December 8, 2023

It had been over a year since I’d talked to my last living grandparent so there was tension right from the beginning. Fortunately Journey Genetic Testing has experience helping people dealt with family tensions – I don’t know how we would have got through this without your help!

Tony G

Pleased with service received.

December 8, 2023

I ordered the test for legal purposes for one of my clients. The entire process was swift and straightforward. I will use Journey again.

Michael D