|Who must participate in a paternity test?
Presence of Biological
For a DNA paternity test, the alleged father and
child must both participate. It is not absolutely
necessary to have the sample of the child's
biological mother to achieve test accuracy of >99.9%.
While outcomes will virtually be the same regardless of the
mother's participation, a full paternity test may achieve
an accuracy rate of >99.999% for an inclusion, whereas
a motherless paternity test may only yield accuracy
Absence of Biological
When a biological parent of a child is not available
for the testing, a genetic profile may be reconstructed
by testing other family members or relatives. Contact us or read about Genetic Reconstruction
In special circumstances, where there may *be *no
targeted individual for DNA testing, a suspect's
identity can be confirmed by matching DNA information
obtained from a forensic specimen. More information about forensic paternity.