Can parentage be determined when the alleged father is deceased?

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Can parentage be determined when the alleged father is deceased?

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YES. There are several options. Blood or buccal samples collected at the time of death can be used, tissue specimens from previous surgeries or an autopsy may be used, his parents can be tested to determine if they are grandparents, or the body can be exhumed and a tissue sample taken for testing.

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1. Can the paternity test be performed without the mother? YES. We can accurately test without the mother’s collected DNA sample, however if possible it is recommended that we include the mother. 2. Is a blood sample required? NO. Paternity testing can be performed using a buccal (cheek) swab. It is completely non-invasive, painless and convenient. 3. How are the samples collected? A sterile swab, very similar to a q-tip, is rubbed on the inside of the cheek from the child and the alleged father. If practical, the mother should also be sampled, however this is not mandatory for an accurate analysis. 4. Are you collecting saliva for analysis when a buccal swab is done? NO. While saliva is collected on the swab, it is actually the epithelial (cheek) cells that are being collected for analysis. 5. What if the mother, child and alleged father(s) live in different cities/states? We can accommodate each participant of the same test with separate appointment times (for legal tests) and or loc

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YES. There are several options. Blood or buccal samples collected at the time of death can be used, tissue specimens from previous surgeries or an autopsy may be used, his parents can be tested to determine if they are grandparents, or the body can be exhumed and tissue sample taken for testing. 10. What if mother and father are related? It does not matter, the results are still valid. 11. What if two alleged fathers are related (i.e. brothers, father-son)? It is possible for both individuals to have the same or similar genetic markers, therefore the lab should be informed of these circumstance, as extended testing may have to be performed. 12. What if mother, child and alleged father(s) live in different cities/states? We can accomdate each participant of the same test with seperate appointment times (for legal tests) and or locations across the U.S. If you are utilizing a private paternity test we can split the kit up and send each portion to a different address. Each kit is identifi

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