DNA maternity testing can be used to confirm the biological relationship between a mother and child. A maternity test is often used as part of Immigration Requirements in order to prove biological relationships between mother and children in an immigration case.
This test is also often useful in cases were a child has been separated by adoption. Or this test may be used if there is a concern that the baby was switched at birth. The father’s participation in the maternity test helps to exclude half of the child’s DNA, leaving the rest for comparison with the alleged mother. If the father is not available, the test can still be performed however additional analysis may be required.