Who needs to be tested?

One (1) Alleged Mother (AM) and one (1) Child
A maternity test is performed to confirm the biological relationship between a mother and child—for immigration cases, adoption,or other situations.

Turnaround Time

1-2 business days from receipt of all samples

NOTE: One (1) business day is express service, which carries an additional fee.

Chain-of-Custody Requirements

Chain-of-custody requirements must be fulfilled for test results to be defensible in any legal situation, such as inheritance disputes. These requirements include the following:

  • Samples are collected by a neutral third party, such as High 5 Fingerprinting
  • The individuals tested are positively identified (i.e., They present a government-issued ID to be photocopied and/or they are photographed)
  • A standard DNA kit is used
  • Each party completes and signs a Client Identification and Consent Form
  • Guardianship of tested minor must be verified at the time of signing consent
  • The kit may not be in the possession of the clients prior to, or after, being collected

Non-Chain-of-Custody Requirements

  • In a non-chain-of-custody test, samples can be collected by the patients themselves or assisted by a collection site (High 5 Fingerprinting). Results of this test are for personal knowledge only and may not be used for legal purposes.
  • An in-home kit is used, and buccal samples can be collected by the patients themselves, or assisted by collection site, at a time and place of their choosing
  • Since the origin of the samples cannot be verified, names are listed on the report the same way they are labeled on the samples
  • A unique barcode is assigned to each kit and appears on the report as a reference for the case
  • Barcoded kits are assigned to your account for easy reference