DNA Maternity Test
Why do people need Maternity tests?
There are many different reasons people need to determine Maternity, a few of the following are
usually the main reasons.
Some mothers who have had a child through in vitro fertilization want to ensure that the the
correct embryo was used for implantation.
Adult children who were put up for adoption often search for their biological mothers. Once
found, most reunited mother child pairs choose to conduct a DNA maternity test to ensure
that the correct mother and child have been reunited.
After birth, babies often all look very similar. There are sometimes situations where hospital
staff believe that they may have mixed up the tags on the babies and wish to ensure
Also in the case of missing children being reunited with their parents, if it has been several
years, often a maternity test is need to ensure the child's identity.
A maternity test works similarly to a paternity test. DNA samples are taken from both the mother and
the child and the genetic profiles are compared for a match. The DNA test is done through buccal
swabbing ( a mouth swab) and the saliva is tested.