How Common Are DNA Paternity Tests?

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DNA paternity testing is the easiest and most effective method of paternity testing. There is less than a 1 percent chance for  an error to occur with a paternity test, so families can be confident they are receiving reliable results. Paternity testing was most commonly used by women seeking financial support, but today it has become more common. The topic is no longer taboo and more and more men are requesting paternity tests to find out if their child is really theirs.

  • Studies show that an estimated 1 in 20 men are unknowingly raising a child who is not biologically their own.
  • Around a third of men undergoing a paternity test find out that the child is not their own.

Today, requesting a DNA paternity test during pregnancy is also common. When the mother is between 14 to 24 weeks pregnant, the method used to collect the baby’s sample is called amniocentesis which is similar to the first procedure that involves inserting a needle into the womb.

Paternity tests are used in court and for child support purposes. However, the company you propose to utilize should be reliable, accredited and has a reputation for producing high quality results.

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