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Does the mother have to be tested in a home paternity test?

Ideally, the mother, child, and alleged father would all participate in at home DNA paternity testing. If both parents who created the child contribute DNA to the test, the results will reflect the full picture of the child’s profile. But the real answer to the question is NO—the mother does not have to be tested…
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What happens to the DNA test samples after a home paternity test?

After a home paternity test, our normal procedure is to retain the samples for six months in case additional testing approved by the customer is necessary. There can be many reasons additional testing might be requested, in which case we can continue testing with the swab we received for the initial test. If two swabs…
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How accurate is a home DNA paternity test?

DNA paternity testing is the most accurate way to find out who the father is! The power of DNA testing for human identification is indisputable—it’s the Gold Standard, and has been for over 25 years. Yet most people still don’t understand exactly how DNA is used when comparing two related people, like a father and…
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The Wonderful World of Heteropaternal Superfecundation and Its Implications

Heteropaternal Superfecundation might sound like something scary, and even contagious, but it’s actually an amazing event that is more common than people realize. Superfecundation is when two or more eggs in the same cycle are fertilized by sperm from different men. Heteropaternal superfecundation is when fraternal twins have different fathers. How Is It Possible? A…
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