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DNA Maternity Test

This at-home DNA Maternity Test lets you conclusively find out if a suspected mother is the true biological mother of a child.

  • Easy sample collection with painless mouth swabs
  • All lab fees and free shipping included
  • Quick results in 1-2 business days
  • Over 99.999% accurate with 2x testing


Detailed Description

The Genebase DNA Maternity Test can help you confirm whether an alleged mother is the true biological mother of a child. With our easy-to-use kit, you get everything you need to collect and ship your samples to the laboratory, as well as free return shipping from the laboratory. Your results will be ready in 1-2 business days after samples arrive at our accredited AABB and CLIA laboratory. You can also easily track your test status within a secure online portal. Get accurate answers quickly with Genebase’s private DNA Maternity Test.

Technical Info

A DNA maternity test is used to conclusively determine whether a suspected mother is the biological mother of the child tested. The DNA from each participant is extracted from the cells and then amplified using a technique called polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for further analysis. This amplified DNA is then analyzed using a method called Short Tandem Repeat (STR) analysis, which captures the genetic information for each marker. This data is then used to determine the probability that a woman is the biological mother of the child tested. With the exception of any mutations, the woman being tested must match the child’s data at every marker tested in order to be considered the biological mother.


Yes, the kit can be split and the sample collection components sent to each address separately. The collection components are individually barcoded, and will be tested together once the samples arrive at the laboratory. To order a split kit, please write the following into the Order notes box of the online order form “Please split kit”. Please also indicate the name and address to send each component. For example, please state “send the Alleged Father’s portion to… (specify name and address)” and “send the Child’s portion to… (specify name and address)”.

Legal testing requires you to attend an appointment for sample collection. If you need a legal test, purchase this kit and follow the enclosed instructions to pay the difference and switch to legal testing. Legal testing is available in the US, Canada and UK.

No. The DNA maternity tests can be performed on individuals of any age, even newborns. If the patient is a minor, the legal guardian must sign the DNA maternity testing consent form.

All DNA test kits are stored at room temperature before and after sample collection.

No. Test kits can be stored indefinitely prior to sample collection. Test kits should be returned for testing within 3 months after sample collection.

DNA is collected by rubbing a brush gently inside the mouth against the cheek for 15 seconds. The collection is safe and painless.

How It Works

Step 1: Order the test kit online.
Step 2: Collect DNA sample using a painless mouth swab, and mail to the lab in the provided return envelope.
Step 3: Login to Genebase to start using this app.

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