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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Who discovered paternity tests?

DNA fingerprinting, the only accurate method of paternity testing, was discovered by Alec John Jeffreys in 1984, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Such genetic fingerprinting ... Read More »

Are paternity tests reliable?

According to the DNA Paternity Testing site, the accuracy of test results depends on the the sample which is submitted for testing and the method used for tracking that sample. DNA Paternity Testin... Read More »

California Law on Paternity Tests?

A paternity test determines whether a person is the biological parent of a child. In California, most tests are done to prove whether a male is the father of a child. The law is very specific about... 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 »