Can a DNA test be done with just the father and child?

Can a DNA test be done with just the father and child?

You certainly can take a home paternity test without the mother's DNA. Even though the standard home paternity test kit includes DNA swabs for the mother, father, and the child, it is not required to have the mother's DNA. A child inherits their DNA from their mother and their father equally.

Can you tell who the father is before birth?

Yes, you can get a paternity test while pregnant with the safe and patented Certainty Non-Invasive Prenatal Paternity test from DDC. This advanced DNA test requires only a blood sample from the mother and a simple cheek swab from the possible father, and can be performed as early as seven (7) weeks into the pregnancy.

Is a paternity test required for child support?

Putative non-custodial fathers will be required to pay child support upon a finding of paternity by the court. DNA Paternity Testing will only be conducted by order of the court upon a finding that the mother cannot name the putative father as the legal and biological father of the child.