DNA Maternity Testing Similar to our DNA Paternity test, we offer a DNA Maternity test to determine if a woman is the biological mother of a child. A maternity test is similar to a paternity test. The difference is that an alleged mother is being tested, not an alleged father.
The collection process and the testing process are very much the same. In a maternity test, the child and alleged mother are tested. The participation of the father is often encouraged, but it is not required for a conclusive answer.
Maternity testing is useful in cases where an individual has been separated from their biological mother shortly after birth, often because of adoption or other extenuating circumstances. Adopted children have used maternity testing to identify their biological mothers. Maternity testing can be used to resolve situations in hospitals where a ‘baby mix-up’ is suspected.