What is a maternity DNA test?
Maternity DNA testing (mtDNA) determines whether a woman could be the biological mother of a child. Similar to a DNA paternity test, it compares a child’s DNA pattern with that of the alleged mother to determine the probability of likelihood that the child has inherited the DNA from the alleged mother.
In a maternity test, the child and the alleged mother are tested. The father does not need to be tested for an accurate result. Like the DNA Paternity test, the Maternity test is very accurate and provides conclusive results greater than 99.9% for inclusions and 100% for exclusions.
Maternity tests may be needed for many reasons
To confirm that an adoptee has been reunited with his/her birth mother
To prove biological relationships in an immigration case
To confirm that an embryo conceived through in-vitro fertilization was implanted into the correct mother
To resolve situations in which mothers or hospital staff suspect that a baby mix-up has occurred in the nursery
Results delivered in 48 hours
Often Asked Questions
Our “peace of mind” maternity tests use the exact same laboratory testing procedures as our legally admissible DNA tests, and produce the same results as our legal maternity DNA testing. The genetic markers we analyze include the same markers used by the FBI and other law enforcement agencies for human DNA identity testing. We normally perform a 25 marker test for higher accuracy. The alleged mother must match on 23 of the 25 markers to be the mother. A 25 marker test is more accurate than the common 10 marker tests often available.
Our testing laboratory is AABB accredited. Every test we perform is required to adhere to the strictest testing and control protocols, which yields an accuracy level of up to 99.9999%.
A DNA test can be easily conducted even if the different parties to be tested are in different locations. Each DNA testing kit is assigned a unique identification number. Bio-Gene DNA Test Kits with the unique case number can be sent directly to each person. After the sample collection, each individual can separately send the specimens directly to Bio-Gene DNA. Each DNA sample will be correctly matched at the DNA laboratory using the unique case number.
When ordering online, simply select the option of two or more kits (one kit per address is recommended) on the order form and enter the additional name and address in the box that will automatically show when this selection is made!
You will be able to access your results, and all your case information, through a secure login to your private client page. You will be provided a username and password which should be kept private. The only people who can view this information are those with the password and username.
The results are in a .pdf format so you may view, download, or print the copy for your records.
How much does a maternity DNA test cost?
A DNA test may well be the most important test you will ever take. Bio-Gene DNA guarantees the highest quality testing at the most affordable prices. We process thousands of DNA samples every year for lawyers, physicians, adoption agencies, and private individuals.
Your cost will depend on serveral factors, with the most important one being who is available to test.
Your choices are outlined in the fee schedule below. In addition, each private test has two options available for DNA sample collection: you may choose to use a testing kit from Bio-Gene DNA or make your own DNA collection kit. If you chose to use a Bio-Gene DNA Testing DNA Kit, you will receive detailed instructions, buccal swabs, collection envelopes and a pre-paid UPS overnight return mailer. Once your kit is mailed, you will be provided a tracking number to be able to determine when it will arrive.
Private DNA testing is not available to New York residents due to New York state law. Legal DNA testing may be performed if ordered by a physician or attorney.
Maternity Test Cost
|Number Of People Testing||Processing Time||Cost|
|Mother and One Child||2 Days||$125|
|Each Additional Child||2 Days||$50|
|Non-Standard DNA Sample (Each)||5 Days||$75|
Purchase a Bio-Gene DNA Test Kit
This kit includes collection materials for up to 3 people, detailed instructions, and a pre-paid UPS overnight return mailer. Each kit ordered is sent via USPS Priority Mail with 2-3 day delivery. A tracking number will be provided for your order.
Cost: $9.95 each
Make Your Own DNA Kit
Using cotton swabs (“Q-tips”) you collect your DNA samples. Upon ordering you will be emailed an instruction form that will contain all the information needed, your case number, and the mailing address to send your samples to.
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How to collect a DNA sample
Our standard DNA testing procedure and the most accurate method of collecting a DNA sample, is to use a buccal swab (similar to a “Q-tip” cotton swab) which is rubbed on the inner cheeks of the mouth of those being tested. Mouth swabs are simple to use and yield enough DNA to successfully complete a DNA test.
We realize that sometimes it may not be possible to provide an oral swab DNA sample and that a person may wish to test other sources of genetic material. Under these circumstances, DNA samples such as hair, a toothbrush, or blood stains known to have belonged to the other person being tested may be able to be used. We are often able to test alternative DNA samples, for a small additional cost.