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hiya my boy is 8 months old and has spina bifida iv recently done a paternity test for the alleged father and i was 100% sure he was my sons father but its come back as hes not.. can the dna be affected with a child with spina bifida.. can this be a false

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Dr. Carol Jacobs
Specializes in Pediatrics
No: The Dna paternity test cannot be affected by your son's spina bifida. You will have to consider another partner as the biological father.
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
Pediatrics 41 years experience
No: the DNA test is accurate and unaffected by the spina bifida.

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Last updated Dec 22, 2015

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