Combined Power of Discrimination of 99.999% and an average Power of Paternity Exclusion of 99.84%
If the DNA profiles between the child and the alleged father do not match in two or more DNA markers, then that alleged father is excluded and therefore cannot be the biological father of the child.
On the other hand, when the alleged father may not be excluded, the laboratory conducts statistical analysis using the appropriate population genetic database to determine the probability of paternity.
What samples are necessary for DNA analysis?
The laboratory routinely uses blood samples for simple paternity tests. Other samples may be submitted, only after consultation/interview.
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