What are the causes of false positive dna on paternity tests?

Answer A false positive DNA paternity match can result from several factors including human error in DNA handling, labs with low standards of accuracy, or misidentification or outright fraud in collection... Read More »

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What are the causes of false high cholesterol tests?

Doctors use cholesterol test levels as one way to gauge how healthy a person is. Sometimes a cholesterol reading will suggest you have high cholesterol, but that isn't always a case. There are fact... Read More »

What causes false positive test results for rheumatoid arthritis?

In order to test for rheumatoid arthritis, doctors use a test called rheumatoid factor (RF). Although the test often accurately indicates rheumatoid arthritis, a number of causes other than rheumat... Read More »

What year were paternity tests introduced?

Paternity testing was introduced in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Before paternity tests were introduced, scientists used other blood testing methods to prove paternity. With the development of t... Read More »

How accurate are paternity tests?

No paternity test can be 100 percent accurate, and the accuracy of a test depends on the procedure. The accuracy of a test improves as the amount of DNA analyzed increases, although it is possible ... Read More »