Maternity testing is a genetic test that helps to determine the probability of a biological relationship between an alleged mother and a child by comparing the mother’s DNA profile with the child’s DNA profile.
A legal DNA test for purposes of determining maternity is an option that is utilized for legal purposes such as for immigration, adoption, child custody, child support or, estate cases.
the turnaround time for your result is 2 to 3 business days from the date in which the lab receives all DNA samples. your result will be mailed to your home, office or anywhere you deem private.
The most commonly used sample collected option today is a buccal swab sample. blood sample collections are also an acceptable option as well.
Here are some of the common things you can expect when going through the DNA testing process. Most if not all DNA samples for maternity tests today are performed by using a cotton swab to collect the sample. Blood samples can also be used for legal DNA testing purposes.
Unconventional samples like hair or toothbrush samples can be used but not for legal purposes only for peace of mind tests. Just as important as the sample collection is the completion of the chain of custody form. After the chain form is completed and your samples are collected. All items regarding your sample collection will be placed in a shipping envelope going back to the lab to be tested and analyzed.
Scheduling an appointment is simple. Just contact IDTO today at 888-204-0593 to allow one of our DNA testing consultants the opportunity to coordinate your appointment near your home.
The non-legal peace of mind maternity testing option is most commonly used for informational purposes only. although the method of testing is the same as a legal maternity DNA test. this non-legal maternity testing option can not be used for any legal purpose. the cost of this testing option begins at $189.99.
Please note: At Home Maternity DNA test kits currently can not be sold to NYS residents at this time. The legal option is the only available option for New York State residents as per the New York State Department of Health Guidelines.
Although both DNA testing options are tested the same way. the difference between the two is paternity testing is for determining the biological father of a child and maternity testing for determining if a woman is the biological mother of a child.
If you would like to coordinate an appointment please do not hesitate to contact IDTO at 888-204-0593 today.