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Dr. Corey Clay
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Paternity Testing (Overview)

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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I was needing information for a lab that does paternity testing .?

I was needing information for a lab that does paternity testing .?

LabCorp/Quest etc...: You can call the information hotline from either company to inquire about paternity testing and then arrange for the test, without the need of a doctor order. Often the blood samples can be drawn from any local lab location and the respective company will send the sample to the specific lab location to run the test. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Corey Clay
54 doctors shared insights

Paternity Testing (Overview)

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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What is non-invasive prenatal paternity testing?

What is non-invasive prenatal paternity testing?

NIPP: Non invasive paternity testing is a technology based on detection of fetal cells in the mother's blood. A variety of specialty labs offer this service and cite the ability to find such results as early as 8 weeks into the pregnancy. Traditional testing requires fetal cells from invasive procedures like sampling amniotic fluid by needle or the placental cells. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paternity testing?

What is the definition or description of: paternity testing?

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. ...Read more

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Is there a noninvasive prenatal paternity testing company that is credible?

Is there a noninvasive prenatal paternity testing company that is credible?

Unlikely : The key words of your question are credible and non-invasive.There are reports of maternal blood being used for screening, yet this technology is far from being accepted in court. Samples of the fetal membranes (cvs) or amniocentesis are accepted methods, but both pose some risk to mother and baby. Most paternity issues are handled by off site labs, hospitals or patients can obtain the test kits. ...Read more

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What are some recommended locations or labs to do non-invasive paternity testing in texas (dfw) area. What are your thoughts on the tests accuracy?

The most accurate: Test is a blood test. Physician-ordered comparative genomic hybridization, costs ~ $2, 000/person. Each putative father usually pays for his own & shares the cost of the newborn's test. Saliva testing by proprietary labs (e.g., 1-800-whosyourdaddy) are often inaccurate. If either putative father has a family history of an inheritable genetic disorder, his insurance may cover part of the cost. ...Read more

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Is paternity testing done at all the regular lab locations?

Is paternity testing done at all the regular lab locations?

Only at select labs: The two major laboratory companies--quest and labcorp have few locations in the country to run maternity testing requests. The blood samples can be drawn from vuirtually any local laboratory location, but then the samples are sent to the specific lab. So, as far as your testing need is concerned, it can be drawn anywhere and you will get the result--this u don't even need a doctor order! good luck. ...Read more

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I was needing information for a lab that does paternity testing .?

LabCorp/Quest etc...: You can call the information hotline from either company to inquire about paternity testing and then arrange for the test, without the need of a doctor order. Often the blood samples can be drawn from any local lab location and the respective company will send the sample to the specific lab location to run the test. Good luck. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm wana any online webstit about paternity testing/ my family need to DNA test/buccal swabs?

What do you advise if I'm wana any online webstit about paternity testing/ my family need to DNA test/buccal swabs?

Can you clarify?: i notice your question has not been answered and probably this is because it is hard to understand. Can you rephrase and send it again? ...Read more

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Should I get paternity testing done if sex with a guy happened 2 months prior to the starting of my pregnancy countdown?

Should I get paternity testing done if sex with a guy happened 2 months prior to the starting of my pregnancy countdown?

Your call: I have no idea if you're asking for advice or need encouragement ? If you've had more than one partner in the time in question, and don't know who the father could be, you need the fsther' s DNA as well to do the test. I would limit the number of testers, it's not a cheap test ! ...Read more

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Is paternity DNA testing while pregnant against the law?

Is paternity DNA testing while pregnant against the law?

Likely legal: Prenatal paternity testing is usually an optional test and would be done at the request of the patient and is not likely to be covered by insurance. It would require tissue samples from your fetus by an amniocentesis and from each prospective father (usually blood or buccal swab) - which would of course require the cooperation of the prospective fathers. ...Read more

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