DNA Maternity Test
Fast, Powerful and Proven
DNA Maternity Testing is the most advanced and accurate method available for resolving parentage for medical, legal, or personal reasons.
Turnaround Time: With advanced DNA technology, maternity testing is accurate, rapid and affordable. Maternity can now be determined 3 to 5 business days after the samples arrive at the laboratory. Results are released immediately once the testing is completed.
Description: During a DNA maternity test, a buccal swab (mouth swab) specimen is collected from the child and the alleged mother. The sample which is collected contains cells, and most of the cells in our body contain a full set of genetic information in the form of DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid). A person's DNA represents a "genetic blueprint" and like a fingerprint, is unique to each individual. At the laboratory, the DNA is extracted from the cell and specific regions of the DNA are amplified by a process known as PCR (polymerase chain reaction) for careful examination. The DNA pattern of the child is compared to that of the alleged mother. Because the genetic information of a child is inherited from his/her biological parents, examination of the DNA of the child will conclusively determine whether the alleged mother is the true biological mother of the child.
Can the kit be shipped to more than one address if the parties live in different cities? If the parties to be tested live at different addresses, we can split the kit and send the kit to each address separately. Since the kits are individually barcode labeled, they will be tested together once the samples arrive back at the laboratory. To order a split kit, simply state "please split this kit" in the comments box of the online order form. Please also indicate the name and address to send each component. For example, please state "send the Alleged Mother's portion to... (specify name and address)" and "send the Child's portion to... (specify name and address)". Alternatively, you can choose to have the entire kit shipped to you and you can split the kit yourself and send the components to the other parties in the test. Alternatively, you can choose to have the entire kit shipped to you and you can split the kit yourself and send the components to the other parties in the test.
How long does the Maternity Test take? Results are available in 3 to 5 business days once our laboratory receives the samples from all parties involved in the test.
Ordering a Test: DNA maternity testing can be arranged online, by phone or by fax. Questions can be directed to the laboratory by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 1-800-094-072. Our DNA advisors will be able to answer any questions and help you order your test.
Maternity Test Kit Fee Schedule for Year 2017
|Test Type||Private Test Kit|
|1 child, 1 alleged mother||AU$269|
|1 child, 1 alleged mother, 1 father||AU$305|
|2 children, 1 alleged mother||AU$434|
|3 children, 1 alleged mother||AU$599|
|4 children, 1 alleged mother||AU$764|