DNA Paternity Testing at Home

by Rajesh Arya Forensic Expert

Ideally, the alleged mother, child and father would all participate in paternity test at home. If both parents who created the child bring DNA to the test, the results reflect the complete picture of the child's profile. But the real answer to the question is NO: the mother does not have to be tested to get conclusive paternity test results.

A child receives half of their DNA from their mother and the other half from their father. Because half of the child's DNA that was received from the mother, the child corresponds exactly to half of the mother's DNA. The incompatible DNA without precedent will correspond to that of the biological father. Without the ability to remove the mother's DNA from the equation, the possibility increases that the results will not be conclusive, which may require testing of additional genetic markers, extending the time and cost required to get results Conclusive. In general, if the mother is available for testing, it should be included.

The tests can be performed - and accurate - without the mother's sample. Using the same scenario as above, a child receives half of his DNA from the biological father. If a test is performed with only the alleged father and the child, a possible result is that the locations on a child's DNA do not match the tested father. If enough sites on the fathers' profile do not match that of the child, the test report is called Exclusion, meaning that there is no biological relationship between the man and the child. 

Paternity testing was not available at home when DNA testing first evolved in the 1990s. The majority of tests were conducted in the state, ordered by a judge. The judge ordered the mother, the child and the alleged father to participate, so that there was no question about the mother's participation. These tests were of the legal DNA test variety, where the results would be voiced by the local child support office. This still exists today: child support offices rely on DNA testing to prove paternity.

If you are a male who is considering a paternity test for yourself and a child, you can get accurate results without the mother being tested, and it is really easy to use a home paternity test kit. Pay attention to which lab you have chosen! Which is tested is an important factor, and the quality of the laboratory is also important. DNA Forensics Laboratory Pvt Ltd chooses to run your paternity test, so you can be 100% sure that the results are accurate whether the mother is tested or not.

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