Paternity Testing
Legal DNA Maternity Testing

The Legal Maternity Test is used to determine a genetic link between mother and child. It is used in situations where infants have been given up for adoption, or in cases where there might be a question about if they were babies were switched at birth. This test is conducted and certified by a neutral third-party, in accordance with rules of evidence and chain of custody requirements, so that the results of such tests can be entered as evidence in court. For the test to be recognized as legally binding in court however, it must be conducted and documented in accordance with legal procedures which follow Chain of Custody rules. Chain of custody documentation requires that:

  • DNA samples are collected by a neutral third party
  • Each tested party provide positive and proper identification
  • Each tested party is photographed and fingerprinted
  • All samples are carefully tracked and documented through the entire testing process.

In addition, tested parties must complete Client Identification and Consent forms. In the case of testing of a minor, the child’s legal guardian is responsible for completing this form and consenting to the test. If you are uncertain as to the best DNA testing choice to meet your needs, please call us at (440) 487-4546 for assistance from one of our counselors.
Maternity Testing

Legal Maternity Testing Procedure:

Adults who are being tested in accordance to Chain of Custody rules must present government issued photo identification such as a drivers license, passport, of military ID. Tested parties under the age of 18 must present a social security card, birth certificate, crib card, or immunization record.

Each tested party will have a cotton swab passed inside their cheek to collect cells which will be used to compile the subject’s DNA profile. This simple, painless process is identical for adults and children.
Legal maternity testing for court cases

Legal Maternity Testing Accuracy:

Your choice of test has no bearing on the accuracy of the results. We offer the various levels of test for your convenience and comfort, to meet your specific information needs. When testing procedures are properly followed, results that indicate that the tested woman IS the mother are 99.9% accurate. Results that indicate the tested woman IS NOT the mother are 100% accurate.
Maternity testing for court cases


Clear test results containing the statistical probability that the tested woman is or is not the mother are confidentially reported to the individual who ordered the test. Timely results can be expected within 2 business days after the lab begins processing the samples.

Legal DNA Testing

DNA Plus specializes in affordable DNA testing, paternity testing, & immigration testing. Arrange for your test anywhere in the United States: (440) 487-4546.

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