What Is DNA Paternity Testing?

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A DNA Paternity Test is a paternity test that helps to determine a biological relationship between an alleged father and a child. Each human being receives 50 percent genetic contribution from their mother and a 50 percent contribution from their father. The combination from each parent makes you who you are today.

When comes to performing a Paternity Test. DNA testing labs analyze the alleged father’s assumed contribution to a child he believes may be his own. It is recommended that the mother is involved with the paternity test. Having the mother involved with the testing allows for the lab to have increased frequency of analyzing the specimens.

What a Paternity Test Can't Determine?

Paternity Testing cannot determine the following:

    • It cannot determine whether a man is the uncle of  a child
    • This cannot be used for ancestral research
    • Age of an alleged father or child
    • Health history of the participants
    • Or, Race of the participants

DNA paternity test, How it works?

Getting started with the paternity testing process is simple. All you will need to do is have access to all of the party’s involved. Give us a call at 973-609-5102 and allow one of our DNA relationship testing specialists assist you with coordinating your appointment today.

For standard legal paternity test, adults over the age of 18 years of age will have to walk some form of state-issued identification (ex. drivers license and passport). New York state residents are required to also provide one of these 3 instruments. A letter requesting a DNA test from a New York State licensed attorney, A prescription from an NYS licensed physician or a court order from a judge. If you would like an appointment in New York or require an appointment to be scheduled in New Jersey. Please contact our office today at 973-609-5102 to get started.

What percentage does a DNA test have to be to be positive?

For a paternity test result to be deemed positive. The probability of paternity is normally 99% percent or higher.  The percentage is provided by each state’s paternity guidelines as it pertains to paternity establishment in that state.  Each state’s probability of paternity percentage can range anywhere for 95% or higher. We recommend that you look into your state’s paternity law’s regarding your state’s paternity acceptance.