Why would I benefit from a DNA maternity test?

  • Adopted children or parents searching for adopted children, can use a DNA maternity test as part of their search. At EasyDNA we offer a simple to use, at-home-test, which will provide peace of mind to anyone living with doubt or questions.
  • DNA immigration tests are now a very common part of citizenship and visa applications, recognised by immigration New Zealand and many other national immigration departments.
  • A legal DNA test is also available in cases where proof of a biological relationship is needed for court admissible purposes. At EasyDNA we offer legal DNA tests for all relationship testing including maternity and the paternity test.

Following our easy-to-use instructions on our sample collection guide page to collect the DNA samples. Samples are collected by means of oral swabs which we provide you with inside our kit.  Return the samples to our laboratory for processing. Once this is completed your DNA test result will be sent via email in 5-7 working days. The price for the Maternity Test is $425.

Note: We can only guarantee standard result turnaround time when testing takes place solely using oral swab samples. Using a discreet sample for your test may lead to an increase in turnaround time.

We do not offer express testing if you choose to send a discreet sample. We can offer express testing only if you use mouth swabs.

Maternity testing and surrogacy

Maternity testing can sometimes be used in cases of surrogacy in which gestational surrogacy has been used. In this case, the mother may want to confirm, by means of DNA testing, that the correct egg was used during the In-Vitro fertilisation process. The test results may also be used in cases of citizenship and immigration where the child can make a claim to New Zealand citizenship if his or her mother is a citizen of New Zealand. Proof of biological relationship will be required in cases where the child was born through surrogacy.