DNA PATERNITY TEST
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Avoid putting anything in your mouth for atleast an hour before collection of cheek-cell samples. Foreign particles from food, liquids, toothpaste and tobacco byproducts do not alter the DNA however, they can mask it. The outcome is that the sample turns into damaged and therefore unusable for paternity testing.
What is paternity test?
Paternity Testing ascertains whether or not a man is the biological father of the child or children under investigation. The test compares the DNA of a mother, a child (or children) and a likely father and mother (if a sample is available). Children inherit half of their DNA from their mother and half of from their father. If a man shares certain DNA progression with a child then there is a 99.99% possibility the man is the biological father of that child. If a man doe snot share those DNA progressions with a child then he is not the biological father.
Which of the parents should take the Paternity Test?
For a Paternity Test to be done DNA samples from the mother, baby (or children) and the likely father will be taken. For paternity test mother’s consent will be required.
What Paternity Test results indicate?
The Paternity Test result will indicate either:
• The man is 99.99% possibly to be the biological father of a child or
• The man is certainly not the biological father.
How common is a false paternity?
If you ask around, even amongst scientists, you'll regularly hear estimates of false paternity of around 10% and in some occasions as high as 30%. Researchers who specialize in the field, however, advocate that the number is more like 1-5%, with some studies placing the top boundary as low as 3.7%.
How much time does it take to ascertain paternity?
For a standard paternity test (testing one likely father with one child) in an accredited lab has test results or outcome in two (2) to three (3) working day once all samples are received.
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