A standard paternity analysis involves testing of the alleged father and the child. The mother’s DNA samples are not considered to be an absolute necessity for the test to be concluded. In fact, most paternity DNA tests are referred to as being motherless (around 80%). When possible including the mother’s results helps to strengthen the results, though generally, even without the mother’s DNA, paternity test will be conclusive. Most DNA tests will establish a rate of paternity of 99.99% and exclusion of paternity of 100%. In some few and far between cases, the test may be inconclusive and thus, the mother’s DNA come in to use. The test will in this case, show exactly which genetic markers came from which parent and thus, the results will be conclusive.
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