paternity testing types

There is only one type of paternity test that exists. But there are scenarios that may warrant how a paternity test result may be used. Below are examples of scenarios that a paternity test may be performed.

1. Child Support Cases

2. Child Custody cases

3. Immigration – Provide proof of a biological relationship between a parent and child.

4. Social Security

5. In-Vitro – A DNA test is performed when a couple is uncertain that IVF process was performed without error.

6. Adoption – This option is performed when an alleged father is required to give up his rights of a child he just met that will put up for adoption. There are other adoption scenarios that warrant a paternity test but this is what we experience the most.

7. Peace of Mind paternity testing option is performed when an alleged father suspects he may not be the father of a child. Often times men who use this option will remain in the child’s life regardless of the outcome of the result.

8. Prenatal Paternity test that allows a pregnant mother to perform a DNA test to help determine paternity before the birth of her child. This procedure can be done as early as the 10th or 11th week. Depending on the option you decide to use. The procedure may have some risk.

9. The Forensic paternity testing option is an option that is used when one or all parties are unavailable to be tested. Some of the items used are toothbrush, q-tip, blood, and hair to name a few. It is important to note if you are a resident of New York State. This option will require the permission of the party’s sample you are trying to have tested. Please contact our office to learn more today at 888-204-0583 to get started.

What options do I to determine paternity when an alleged father is unavailable?

The forensic paternity testing option is often used when alleged father is unavailable. But, if you are able to acquire a forensic sample. Performing one of the following DNA relationship testing types can help determine paternity.

1. Sibling DNA test – If the alleged father has children with more than one woman their children can perform this option. It is recommended that the mother partakes in this test is available for higher accuracy.

2. Avuncular DNA test – If the alleged father has a brother or sister. The aunt or uncle can be tested with their niece or nephew to help determine a biological relationship. It is recommended that the mother partakes in this test is available for higher accuracy.

3. Grandparent DNA Test – This test is used the most when an alleged father is unavailable to be tested and one or both parents are willing to perform a Grandparent DNA test. It is recommended that the mother partakes in this test is available for higher accuracy.

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