Who discovered paternity tests?

Answer 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 »

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Who pays for paternity tests?

In a situation where a mother has requested a paternity test through a child support agency, the agency will pay for the test on the mother, child and alleged father. If the test results show that ... 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 »