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Quality Accurate Legal Maternity Testing - Court Approved Legal DNA Test

Maternity DNA testing Private - Affordable - Accurate Our legal maternity testing  is completely court admissible, and delivers a conclusive and 100% accurate result for DNA testing between an alleged mother(s) and child(ren).

Our lab is AABB accredited and as such, the legal maternity test result you will receive will be a legally binding notarized certificate with the AABB accreditation logo, which can be used for many legal purposes.

Many times, families need these results to prove maternity in court, child custody or support situations, for insurance purposes, to change a name or social security benefits. Whatever the case may be, our maternity tests are 100% accurate and will establish maternity with a 99.9+% or 0% probability that the tested woman is or is not the mother of the tested child, giving you the documented proven evidence you need.

We Also Provide Informational DNA Maternity Testing

While our legal DNA test results are admissible in court, you may only need a test for your own peace of mind.  In this case, our informational maternity test may be best. Whether you choose a legally binding or informational maternity test, rest assured that you are in good hands with PaternityUSA. Our AABB accredited lab processes all paternity test samples in the same manner. The difference lies only in the collection method - chain of custody.

AABB Chain Of Custody Requirements

The AABB guidelines stipulate that a legal maternity test must have a valid chain of custody to be admissible in court or accepted for use in any legal matter. Simply put, chain of custody refers to the DNA collection in the presence of a medical professional and the legal identification and consent of the test participants. In any legal maternity test case, a neutral medical professional who is unbiased as to the outcome of the test must perform the sample collection.

Our lab is staffed by top-notch PhD geneticists who oversee maternity testing using the most advanced, state of the art testing technology. In reality, many smaller labs are not really AABB accredited; they merely claim to be. They sell you a legal DNA test, then when samples are sent in, they forward them to another lab (of their choosing) for processing. This extra step risks the viability of your DNA swabs and delays your test results.  With PaternityUSA, your test samples go directly to our world renown AABB accredited laboratory, DDC.

Why We Stand Above The Others

Smaller companies advertise cheap legal DNA testing, and allow participants to choose their own collector. Surprisingly, they even mail the collection kit right to the client. Please beware - this practice does not follow AABB chain of custody requirements. Their cheap maternity test can end up being extremely costly to your family in the long run.

It's a direct violation of AABB requirements for anyone associated with the legal maternity test to be in the possession of the collection kit. This includes any test participant, family members or friends. When someone with an interest in the test has access to collection supplies, there could easily be suspicion of tampering. For this reason, we never ship legal collection kit to anyone besides a medical professional.

Secondly, a legally binding maternity test must be collected by a doctor or clinic professional. With, you can use your doctor for the DNA collection, or opt for professional collection service at one of our more than 3,500 clinic locations.  Again, having someone known to the test participant act as a collector, or "witness" in the DNA collection, does not meet AABB standards. A collection by an associate, friend or family member can easily be discredited; causing you to have to pay for another test.

A legal test conducted without chain of custody is easily contested and disputed in court; and more importantly will not stand up as evidence.

In contrast, we don't bend guidelines and risk possible injury to your case. Our lab follows every AABB requirement to help ensure your result stands up in any legal matter facing your family. We understand the need for a legal DNA test is usually accompanied by an emotionally taxing burden. As such, we handle every case with care and confidentiality.

The Legal Maternity Test Process

The legal DNA testing process is quite simple. When you place your order, you may choose to use our professional collection service (collection at one of our clinic locations) or have a test collection kit shipped free to your doctor's office.

If you opt to use your own doctor for the DNA collection, simply provide their address information when placing your order. We ship a legal DNA collection kit to them. We also provide a pre-paid return mailer in the collection kit for their convenience. Please check with your doctor before you order to make sure they agree to provide this service.

Or if you prefer, choose our professional collection option. An agent will give you a call to schedule your appointment at your convenience. We have over 5,000 clinic locations across the country to serve your collection needs.

After the collection, the samples and chain of custody documentation go directly to the lab. When received, we email you a confirmation email to let you know testing is underway. If you order email test results, we email a PDF document of your notarized test result as soon as testing is complete. A hard copy is mailed to the billing address on your order.  We do not ship anything to you other than the result for our legal tests.

DNA Collection

The collection process is very simple. DNA is collected through a cheek swab, also known as a buccal swab, which is painlessly rubbed against the inside of the cheek. Our accredited lab conducts all of our DNA maternity tests twice. For this reason we collect 4 swabs per person. As a general rule, be sure the mouth is clean before swabbing by rinsing with water. The test participants should refrain from drinking coffee or tea or smoking for 3-4 hours before the DNA collection.

When The Mother Is Not Available

In situations where a family member is deceased, the medical examiner or coroner’s office may have tissue or blood samples. In these instances, their office should be able to let you know what type of sample is available.  Call us to speak with an experienced Case Manager to discuss your case and forensic processing.

To prove a relationship as legally binding, the DNA result must meet a certain percentage of accuracy probability. A maternity test produces a result of 99.99% or better, and is always the best choice when possible. However, we also provide other types legal DNA testing, such as sibling, grandparent or avuncular Aunt-Uncle DNA test.

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