Maternity DNA Testing is very similar to Paternity DNA Testing. The maternity test compares the alleged mother’s DNA pattern to that of the child to verify how likely it is that the child inherited their DNA from the alleged mother.
Maternity testing can be used to verify biological relationships in any of the following situations:
- An adopted child and an alleged biological mother are reunited after years of separation
- A family member or hospital staff fear that a baby switch has mistakenly taken pace in a hospital nursery
- A mother who conceived her child through in vitro fertilization would like to confirm the correct embryo was implanted
As with all DNA testing, it is recommended that the second parent is tested for higher accuracy, but is not always necessary.