Maternity DNA Testing Newark NJ

What is a DNA Maternity Test, and why might someone want one?

The DNA maternity test determines whether a woman is the mother of a child by analyzing the genetic material of an alleged mother and child. DNA testing can provide conclusive evidence of maternity. All of us receive half of our DNA (half of our genes) from our biological mothers, and the other half from our biological fathers. As part of a maternity DNA test, we ask, “Does the alleged mother's DNA contain the genes that the child inherited (or might have inherited) from its biological mother? If the alleged mother does not possess these genes, then she is excluded as the biological mother of the child.

While paternity tests require the biological mother to be tested, maternity tests do not require the biological father to be tested. The main reason for this is that, if a child's maternity is in question, then it is unlikely that his paternity can be established. Samples collected and tested for maternity DNA tests are almost exclusively buccal (cheek) swabs, as they are for paternity and other family relationship tests.

Legal Maternity Test

Legal maternity testing is completely court-admissible and accurate and affordable results for DNA testing between a mother (or mothers) and child (or children).

All legal DNA tests are performed by a partner AABB accredited DNA Testing laboratory for the purposes of establishing a legal chain of custody. Labs with this accreditation who produce legal test results for maternity or another type of familial relationship will be recognized by Immigration, Family Court, or Social Security benefits.

Regardless of the reason to perform a maternity test, you can rest assured that the process of testing and analyzing your samples is accurate and will provide you the opportunity to submit your evidence with confidence.

Home maternity testing kit

An At-Home Maternity Test is also known as a peace of mind test or an informational maternity test. What this basically means is, the result will not be prepared to be admissible in court or for any legal purpose. Please note, this kind of test allows you to collect your own genetic samples and ship them back to the lab to be tested and analyzed.

This testing option is to be purchased online or by phone. Once you purchase your kit. It will be shipped out to your home. Upon receipt of your kit, the enclosed contents are as follows: chain of custody form, buccal swabs, sample collection envelopes for your buccal swabs, sample collection instructions, and a prepaid return envelope to the testing lab. Please note, if you require a forensic sample to be tested like a hair or a toothbrush. It should be noted that there is no guarantee that a DNA profile will be obtained from your forensic sample. These types of samples have some limitations based on how the samples are handled or in some cases, the length of time and condition the samples were held in your possession. The average turnaround time for buccal swab maternity tests is 1 to 3 working days. For forensic sample testing, the turnaround times will vary depending on the type of sample being used. If you should have any questions regarding best practices for the collection of a forensic sample. Please contact our office today at 866-269-2516 to learn more or to purchase a maternity test kit.

Related DNA Maternity Testing New Jersey Questions

How much is a maternity DNA test?

The cost of a DNA maternity test starts at $179.99 and up.

How long will it take to receive my Maternity DNA test results?

The turnaround time for you to receive your maternity test results is 1 to 3 working days from the date the lab receives all genetic samples. If you are submitting forensic samples to be tested the turnaround times will be longer depending upon the type of sample being used.

Paternity Testing vs Maternity Testing. What’s The difference?

The difference between a paternity test vs a maternity test is, A paternity test helps to determine the biological father of a child and a maternity test determines if a mother is biologically related to a child.