DNA Tests Available > Maternity DNA Testing
This test is used to establish the biological mother of an individual.
• Tests up to 34 DNA markers
• ISO 17025 Accredited/ 100% Accurate and Fast Results
• Legal Maternity test and Peace of Mind options available
During a DNA Maternity test, up to 34 genetic locations are analysed in total. A person possesses two (of many possible) alleles at each location. The alleles are identified by a number. These are inherited from the parents at conception. One comes from the mother and one from the father.
Therefore, when the DNA profiles of biological parents are laid out together, one of the child’s alleles (numbers) will match up with a number from the mothers sample and the other should match up with an allele from the father’s sample.
If these alleles match at all locations analysed, a person is included as the biological mother of the child because it proves they have passed these genetic markers to the child at conception.
Inconsistencies (locations where there is NO match) will exclude a person as a biological mother. This is based on the fact that it is only possible to pass on to your offspring, the alleles which you possess in your own DNA profile.
To test who the mother of a child is w hen the mother is not available, Sibling Testing options are available.
Face to face consultation, DNA sample collection and expertise from your dedicated case manager - even if your DNA maternity test is not for legal purposes. Call DNA Clinics today to arrange an appointment for your maternity test.
DNA Clinics have an unrivaled network of registered nurses, allowing for flexible sample collection options for your maternity test. Call DNA Clinics today to find out the closest nurse collection service to you.
We understand that some of our clients prefer to collect DNA samples themselves. This option is more cost effective and does follow the same protocols in the laboratory for standard maternity tests. You can order a Home DNA Test Kit by calling the freephone numbers or order a FREE DNA maternity test kit from our on-line store.