Maternity DNA test
A Clear Answer to the Likelihood of Motherhood
The maternity DNA test determines whether a woman is the biological mother of a child.
The maternity DNA test can be used in many cases such as:
- To determine the biological mother of an adopted child.
- To confirm motherhood for children that have been conceived by IVF (confirmation of implantation of the right embryo).
- To determine the biological mother of a kidnapped or abandoned child.
- To confirm motherhood in cases of baby-switch at the maternity hospital.
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Analysis of 24 - 44 STRs
DNAlogy analyses include the study of 24-44 genetic markers (STRs) to ascertain the degree of biological relationship. Moreover, mitochondrial DNA polymorphisms can also be examined to determine common maternal lineage.
The results of laboratory analyses are entered in special software which taking into consideration all required parameters (e.g. race, likelihood of mutation, internationally-recognised population databases, etc) process the data to compute the final results.
Analysis and interpretation of results is carried out by 2 special experts in our laboratory, who also sign off the final expert report that contains the laboratory results and the detailed conclusions.
Who participates in the Maternity DNA Test
To carry out the DNAlogy maternity DNA test, the alleged mother and the child are examined.
The participation of the father is not compulsory, albeit desirable, with the results being equally conclusive.