What is Paternity DNA test? Why it is necessary?

Paternity DNA testing is the scientific and conclusive means of establishing a true biological relationship between alleged father and a child. It does not only serve the purpose of finding the biological father of a child but also unite people in an effective way.

In a society, it is considered as a safeguard for a child and mother. Paternity DNA testing is also referred as parentage testing and considered as a strong proof to establish a biological relationship. It can be used for legal as well as peace of mind cases. Few of people are used to carry paternity DNA test just to confirm a true biological relationship with the child that can provide peace of mind to them. In few cases, DNA paternity test is used to solve complicated relationship cases such as legal custody of the child or parent separation cases.

Paternity DNA test is carried out in three diverse ways as per the purpose of an individual and acquire peace of mind:

Standard test: It is also called Direct-to-Customer (DTC) paternity test. It is simply carried out for the purpose of peace of mind and solve internal paternity matters.

Motherless Paternity test: If the mother of a child is unavailable or do not wish to contribute to the test then a motherless paternity DNA test is carried out. The test results of motherless paternity test are equivalent to the result obtained by paternity test including mother’s DNA analysis. But it requires additional DNA analysis to achieve maximum accuracy.

Legal paternity test: It is carried out to support legal custody cases where it is necessary to establish a legally defensible biological relationship. The result of legal paternity DNA test is used to support law cases, child custody, parents dispute, property disputes and immigration cases.

Benefits of paternity DNA test:

• It helps to establish social security, legal, social and other collective benefits

• It helps in child support, adoption, child custody, immigration, and birth certificate

• It helps to provide an accurate medical history and additional healthcare insights of the child

• It helps to strengthen a biological bond between a child and father.

If the probability of paternity DNA test in case of inclusion would be 99.99% then the alleged father can be proved as a biological father of a child and if he is not then excluded with a probability of 100%. Paternity DNA test is comparatively inexpensive and delivers significant peace of mind for parents. Paternity DNA test does not require a blood sample collection, it is conducted through a buckle swab sample and the accuracy is equivalent to a blood test.