What is a legal female lineage DNA test or legal mtDNA comparison DNA test?
The legal mtDNA comparison DNA test, also known as a legal maternal lineage test, can confirm your relationship to long-lost relatives and possible ancestors through the maternal/female line. It can also provide additional information for situations where maternity is in question, but the mother is unavailable for a maternity test – Although maternity itself can’t be determined, we can determine the child’s relationship to a possible maternal relative.
The testing process is simple – Samples are taken using a painless buccal (cheek) swab, and testing is completed in 2–3 weeks. We can either send you a testing kit to collect your DNA samples at home, or if your testing has legal implications, we can use a Chain of Custody collection process where your samples will be collected by a trained professional in a laboratory or clinic near you.
mtDNA Comparison vs. DNA Testing for Ancestry:
Unlike DNA tests for ancestry, which provide an ancient picture of your family and traces your geographical roots back several thousands of years, the comparison mtDNA test provides scientific confirmation of more recent family relationships – For example, if you have identified a possible relative from genealogy research and want to confirm your relationship. This mtDNA comparative analysis will tell you whether or not your mtDNA sequences are consistent, or not consistent, with the conclusion that you and the possible relative(s) may be related through a common female ancestor.
mtDNA is Maternally Inherited:
Both men and women have mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA); however, only women can pass their mtDNA on to their children. In a mitochondrial DNA comparison test, individuals’ mtDNA sequences are compared to see if they share certain regions of the DNA that indicate they come from the same maternal line.
To determine if this test will help you in your particular situation, please call us. One of our caring, knowledgeable DNA experts will review the information you provide and guide you through the testing process.
Legal vs. at-home female lineage DNA test?
What to consider when selecting a DNA female lineage test?
Legal female lineage test:
Provides court-ready results that may be used to resolve child support disputes, custody disputes, probate issues and other legal matters. Samples are collected at one of EDC’s conveniently located certified collection facilities insuring proper chain of custody is maintained. A documented chain of custody is required for all tests that may be used for legal purposes.
At-home female lineage test:
Referred to as a non-legal female lineage test or at-home female lineage test. This female lineage test is used when you just need or want answers regarding genetic relationships. A pre-paid express envelope is provided so that you may expedite your DNA samples to the lab.
Price and affordability of a legal female lineage test?
Legal female lineage tests are more expensive than at-home female lineage tests as we ensure coordination of DNA collection and other features needed to issue a legal document. Therefore, if you only need the DNA female lineage test results to reveal the truth, then an affordable home female lineage test is the best choice for you. For additional peace of mind, EDC ensures that:
– The high-quality testing is strictly the same with every DNA test
– Industry-leading features include running every test twice (Duall Process) to ensure the highest accuracy
– Laboratory inspection excellence, proven by 18 perfect inspections of the most rigorous accrediting organisations
Why is EDC the best choice for my legal female lineage test?
The caring employees at the EDC laboratories are leaders in efficient DNA test processing and share their expertise together to provide you the best service. In our up-to-date laboratories our fully professional technicians and researchers ensure top-quality standards and service excellence.
We are specialists providing only reliable female lineage test results. Our DNA testing results are fast, precise and confidential.
How to order a legal female lineage test and get started?
If you are willing to proceed with a legal female lineage testing process now and to receive your results as soon as possible, you only need to order your legal female lineage test. This is the quickest way to get started and receive your results online. After your order is confirmed and payment is processed, a representative will contact you to schedule the specimen collection or you can select to call us instead. We have more than 1,900 EDC facilities in the US , and contract with more than 13,000 locations globally. We will work with you to find a convenient location for sample collection. Our office is open to assist you Monday through Sunday, 8am – 9pm EST.
Find your local DNA collection facility?
Legal female lineage tests require all tested people to have their DNA samples collected by a certified facility (hospitals, health departments, medical offices). One of EDC’s advantages over other companies is that we have the largest network of certified facilites worldwide, so finding a convenient location near you is easy!
Call us now to order a legal DNA female lineage test. A scheduling specialist will find an office near you to arrange an appointment. Multiple appointments can be setup in different places.
Possible reasons you might need a legal female lineage test?
When deciding between a peace-of-mind female lineage test and a legal female lineage test, it’s essential to consider what you need the results for. Too many new parents hurry and do an at-home female lineage test, thinking the results can be used for legal purposes—but the truth is courts won’t accept those results. Why? Because there’s no way to prove that the samples submitted for testing really belonged to the people whose names are on the report.
With a legal female lineage test, results are accepted by the court, because an independent, qualified third-party witness (also known as a DNA Collector) supervises the DNA collection process from beginning to end, including checking participant IDs, witnessing the handling of cheek swabs, completing paperwork, and mailing samples to the lab. That way, the court can be sure samples weren’t fraudulently tampered with. Here are the top 5 reasons why people need to get a legal, chain-of-custody test.
#1 Reason for a Legal Female Lineage Test: Child Custody and Child Support
#2 Reason for a Legal Female Lineage Test: Immigration
#3 Reason for a Legal Female Lineage Test: Inheritance Rights
#4 Reason for a Legal Female Lineage Test: Death Benefits
#5 Reason for a Legal Female Lineage Test: The Need to Know our Roots
What are the identity requirements for a legal female lineage test ?
When you go to your sample collection appointment, be sure to bring: Photo ID and birth certificate for people being tested.
At your appointment, we will: Take copies of your Photo ID / Birth certificate. Get thumbprints (or for babies we sometimes get footprints) of all people being tested. Take a ‘mug shot’ of all people being tested. Fill out consent forms and other paperwork.
Legal female lineage test results delay and how it looks?
We guarantee to have your legal female lineage testing results ready within 5-6 days from receipt of samples. A shorter turnaround time of 2 working day can be arranged for an additional charge.
Feel free to consult our results examples here: https://paternitytesting.com/support/dna-results-example/
How accurate is the legal female lineage test?
DNA female lineage testing is the most accurate method available to definitively confirm a relationship to long-lost relatives and possible ancestors through the maternal/female line.
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