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Understanding Paternity Testing: Methods, Limitations, and Legal Implications

You can count on Fastest Labs of Webster to have the fastest and most accurate paternity testing. Our prices start at $149 for paternity testing, but what is a paternity test?

Paternity testing is a process used to determine the biological father of a child. This can be done through DNA testing, which compares the DNA of the alleged father to that of the child.

There are two main types of paternity testing: legal and non-legal. Legal paternity testing is performed for court-admissible evidence, such as child custody and child support cases, as well as in situations where the paternity of a child is uncertain, .and is typically done through a chain of custody process, where samples are collected and handled in a way that ensures their integrity and chain of custody. Non-legal paternity testing is typically done for personal knowledge, and is much less formal than legal testing.

It's important to note that a negative result in a paternity test only proves that the tested man is not the father of the child. A positive result does not necessarily prove that the tested man is the father, as there may be other men with the same DNA profile, but the chances of that being the case are incredibly rare. That is why a positive result generally provides a 99.99% or better chance of paternity. There are no 100% proof of paternity tests.

Overall, paternity testing is a powerful tool for determining the biological father of a child, but it is important to understand the limitations and potential legal implications of the testing. It is always recommended to seek professional guidance before proceeding with any type of paternity testing.

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