Posts Categorized: Paternity Testing

Paternity Leave in the United States

While women in the United States can usually expect to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave following the birth of a baby, new dads often don’t have the same luxury. Although a growing number of men report wanting to stay at home with newborns and certain employers may be willing to offer new fathers a… Read more »

DNA Paternity Testing in the U.S.

The media reports that up to 30 percent of children involved in a paternity tests are not biological offspring of the men helping to raise them. Scientifically, this data figure is most likely higher than the general population since it is taken from a biased sample of those getting paternity tests. DNA testing is the… Read more »

Athletes and Paternity Testing

Bjorn Borg, Pete Rose, Tug McGraw, Evander Holyfield, Oscar del la Hoya, Steve Garvey, Julius Erving and Michael Vick all have a few things in common. Besides all being professional athletes in various sports, all have been involved in media stories involving paternity claims. Many successful professional athletes reach celebrity status and thus attract attention…. Read more »

When Can You Take a Paternity Test?

A paternity test is used to compare the DNA of a child to the DNA of a potential father in order to establish paternity. There are several ways to go about establishing paternity. While some tests may be performed before the child is born, the safest and easiest method is after the child is born…. Read more »

Can You Test for Paternity While Pregnant?

In a word, YES, you can test for paternity while pregnant. Advances in prenatal DNA testing have made it possible to know the paternity of a baby before birth. The easiest and most innovative way to perform a paternity test before birth is the DDC non-invasive prenatal paternity test. This test can be performed as… Read more »

Why Isn’t There a Paternity Test That Provides Instant Results?

While it is possible to detect pregnancies almost immediately using in store pregnancy tests that detect specific proteins associated with pregnancy, DNA paternity testing is more complicated. Scientists are learning more about the relatively new science of DNA every day, but as of now, there is no “instant result” paternity test. Here are some of… Read more »