How is paternity testing done?
If genetic testing is necessary in establishing paternity, the alleged father will be asked to sign a stipulation and the District Court Judge will order testing. You will be scheduled to come to our office with the child where our trained staff will perform the testing. The method of testing is called Buccal Swab, where the case worker will take samples of your DNA by rubbing a Q-tip on the insides of the cheek. It is non-invasive and does not cause pain. The samples are sent to LabCorp where the tests compare many different and complex details of the child’s cells with similar details in the mother’s and father’s cells.

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1. What is paternity establishment?
2. Why is establishing paternity important?
3. When is paternity genetic testing necessary?
4. How is paternity testing done?
5. Who pays for the testing?
6. What if the father or mother is not 18 years old yet?