Once we have received your order you will receive a confirmation email
that the order has been placed and received. Your DNA kit will be
dispatched to you and should normally arrive within 2 business days.
Your DNA kit will provide full instructions, submission forms and oral
swabs to collect your DNA samples. The instructions are very easy and
straight forward but we are always available should you have any
questions. After collecting your samples and completing your submission
forms please return your samples to BioClinics in the self addressed
envelope provided. Please remember to affix a postage stamp. Your
results will be ready within the specified turnaround time and will be
sent to you by email.
Maternity Testing Details
The Maternity test is used to establish the biological father of an individual.
The Maternity Test price includes:
1 alleged father and 1 child.
The cost of the test also includes all maternity test reports and
Additional alleged fathers or children included in the maternity test
should be charged at the rate specified.
The Maternity Test
During a Maternity test, 16 genetic locations are analysed in total.
A person possesses two (of many possible) alleles at each location. The
alleles are identified by a number. These are inherited from the parents at
conception. One comes from the mother and one from the father.
when the DNA profiles of biological parents are laid out together in a
maternity test, one of the child’s alleles (numbers) will match up with a
number from the mothers sample and the other should match up with an allele
from the father’s sample.
If these alleles match at all locations analysed in the maternity test,
a person is included as the biological father of the child because it proves
they have passed these genetic markers to the child at conception.
Inconsistencies in the maternity test (locations where there is NO
match) will exclude a person as a biological father. This is based on the fact
that it is only possible to pass on to your offspring, the alleles which you
possess in your own DNA profile.
Accuracy of the Maternity Test
>99.9999 probability obtained for inclusion as a biological parent in a maternity
test. This result means that a person is at least 1 million times more likely
to be the biological parent of the child tested, than an unrelated individual
from the same ethnic group.
0% probability obtained in a maternity test when excluded as a
biological parent. This result means that there is 0% chance that the person
tested is the biological parent of the child.
Please see the DNA Clinics site for further information regarding the Maternity DNA test.