idto dna paternity testing

Can A Paternity Test Be Done
Without The Mother?

Can a paternity test be done without the mother's consent?

The answer to this question is, Yes and No. A paternity test can only be performed without the mother’s consent if you are performing a peace of mind DNA test. If this is the option you need than the answer is, Yes. If the alleged father is married and he wants to perform a DNA test with his child he may do so without the mother’s consent.

If a paternity test is being performed for legal purposes and the alleged father is not married. The alleged father must get permission from the mother or legal guardian of a child under the age of 18 in order to perform a paternity test. This also holds true if the unmarried alleged father’s name is on the birth certificate.

How accurate is a paternity test without the mother?

Although performing a paternity test with the mother is highly recommended. We do recognize there are circumstances that will not allow the mother to be available to perform a DNA test. So the answer to this question is, Yes! A DNA Paternity Test can be performed without the mother being involved. The mother helps to increase the accuracy of the result. When the mother is not available to be tested. The lab will be able to perform the DNA test accurately.

The paternity testing process is highly accurate even if the mother of the child is not available to be tested. Please keep in mind a child receives 23 chromosomes from each parent. When the mother is involved in a paternity test. The lab will be able to easily identify the mother’s contribution to her child. The remaining 23 chromosomes will be analyzed and compared with the alleged father’s genetic profile to help determine the probability of paternity.

How long will motherless paternity testing take?

The turnaround time for results is no different from when the mother participates in testing. The turnaround time is 1 to 3 business days from the date in which the lab receives all samples.


It is possible to perform a DNA paternity test without the mother’s consent. As stated earlier, the mother being involved in a paternity test is recommended. Performing a test without the mother produces an accurate result. If you are in need of a paternity DNA test with or without the mother being involved. Please do not hesitate to contact our office today at 888-204-0583 to get started. Remember, We are here to help.

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