At home maternity test
Our at home maternity test kits are useful if you want to confirm or exclude a biological relationship between an alleged mother and a child. Maternity tests are usually carried out for children who have been placed for adoption, or who have been conceived via in vitro fertilisation (IVF). This test will conclusively prove whether an alleged mother is the true biological mother of the child.
Similar to a paternity test, maternity tests work by comparing the DNA profile of the child to that of the potential mother. As children inherit 50% of their DNA from each parent, we can compare the two participants’ DNA profiles to establish how likely it is that the child inherited their DNA from the mother in question.
At Identilab, we examine 23 DNA markers (as well as 2 markers that tell us the sex of the person) to provide Australia’s most reliable maternity test results. All maternity testing is carried out in our NATA accredited Australian testing laboratory by scientists with over 45 years of combined experience in forensic & human identification sciences.
You don’t need a referral from your doctor to undertake a maternity test.
This at home maternity test kit includes testing for the alleged mother and one child (additional children can be tested for $165 each).
If you want to know if you are the father of a child, you’ll need our paternity DNA test.
There are 3 easy steps to
find out if you are the
mother of a child:
Place your order online or by contacting us by phone, email or through our contact form. We’ll send your collection kits that day if ordered by 12pm on a weekday (Brisbane time). Orders received on a weekend or after 12pm on a weekday will be sent the next business day. Kits are sent in discreet packaging via Australia Post for free, or there is an Express Post option for an additional fee.
Your collection kit includes full instructions on how to take your samples at home – it’s just a quick and easy swab from inside the mouth. Package the samples in the supplied pre-paid return envelope and drop them back in the post.
Once we have all your samples at the lab, we’ll perform our testing as quickly as possible. You’ll receive your results via email within 5 business days of us receiving your samples (providing the samples are of good quality and additional testing is not required).