Does genetic testing establish paternity?
Genetic testing does not establish paternity. It does provide the mother and potential legal father with factual information to help them decide if they want to sign the Recognition of Parentage. In a paternity legal action, the test results are important evidence that can help the court determine who the legal father is and to issue a court order naming the legal father.

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1. Can anyone have genetic testing done through the child support office?
2. Is blood more accurate than cheek cells when testing for paternity?
3. How accurate are genetic tests?
4. At what age can children be tested?
5. Does genetic testing establish paternity?
6. Who pays for genetic testing in a county paternity case?
7. Can genetic testing be completed without a sample from the mother?
8. Can genetic testing be completed from a recently deceased individual?
9. Can genetic testing be completed if the father is deceased and a DNA sample cannot be obtained?
10. What if one of the individuals to be tested resides in another city or state?
11. How long will it take for the results to be ready?
12. What if there are multiple alleged fathers?
13. What if all the individuals who need to submit to genetic testing are not cooperating with the child support office?