Maxxam Analytics is honestly the best. After having a terrible experience with a previous lab, I contacted Maxxam Analytics to inquire on how quickly we could get our testing done for immigration purposes. I spoke with Jo-An who is the customer service representative for DNA testing, and she was absolutely amazing! She was knowledgeable, understanding, and thorough with everything. She understood our sense of urgency and made everything happen almost immediately. I am so please with the service I received from Maxxam Analytics, and specifically from Jo-An and would let anyone know they can rest at ease with using their services! Thanks again.read more
Excellent Service, and Nancy is absolutely Amazing. After requesting service from another lab which was unprofessional and did not have kits available for testing appointment I was stressed but luckily I found Maxxam and Nancy was able to process everything efficiently and timely (probably faster than the norm) .I hope i dont have to go through this service again but if i do i will be calling Maxxam and I would recommend other too as well.read more
I found Jo-An very helpful and informative. She made this whole experience easier and got my son and into sample testing quickly so it wouldn't postpone getting our results. Results were sent quickly and to all parties involved. read more
TheDNALAB was a positive experience. Jo-An was super nice, helpful and very informative. It was easy booking with them and the communication was great. I had my DNA test done within a couple days. They even accommodated me by coming to my home to perform the DNA test, which made for a super comfortable experience. The gentleman administering the DNA test was very kind. Overall it was a great experience, made super easy, no stress!read more
Dr. Wayne MurrayDirector - Forensic and DNA Services at Maxxam Analytics
Maxxam is the market leader in analytical services and solutions to the energy, environmental, food and DNA industries. We provide unparalleled depth of technical and scientific expertise and serve customers through the only national network of laboratories. Maxxam skillfully combines efficiency and customer service with rigorous science and uncompromising quality management.
Forensic and DNA Services at Maxxam AnalyticsTheDNALAB, a division of Maxxam Analytics, is the largest and most experienced private DNA laboratory in Canada.
Maternity DNA Testing helps determine whether the adult being tested is the biological mother of the child or children.
Children get 50% of their DNA from each parent. With a maternal DNA test, you can verify the mother/child relationship (maternity) without having to test the father.
DNA samples are collected by gently rubbing a soft sponge on the inside of your cheek. The process is non-invasive, quick and gentle enough for newborns. For a maternity test, separate samples must be compared for each child and the alleged mother(s).
A Maternity test compares the DNA of the alleged mother and child/children to determine if their DNA matches at 50% (children inherit 50% of their DNA from each parent).
If the DNA from the alleged mother does not match the DNA from the child, the alleged mother is excluded as the biological mother; this is reported as 0% probability of maternity.
When the DNA does match, then the alleged mother is concluded to be the biological mother of the child, typically at a minimum probability of maternity of 99.95% or higher.
For answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about DNA testing, please click here.