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What is the definition or description of: paternity testing?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
Pediatrics 32 years experience
See below: Paternity testing: a test, particularly of dna or genetic traits, to determine if a given man can be excluded as the biological father of a given child. If the tested man cannot be excluded, a probability of paternity is issued. A paternity test can exclude someone from being the biological father with a 0% probability of paternity, if there are at least 3 genetic markers that are not shared.

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