Using DNA to prove parentage?


I am the biological mother of a woman born in 1967.

To substantiate birth records for her and to prove that I am her biological mother, what is BEST DNA testing?


Posted 2018-07-08T17:06:02.890

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6Could you clarify what you mean by "BEST"? Do you want a test that would be valid in court? Do you want the cheapest test? The fastest? – Ellen Spertus – 2018-07-08T17:42:54.133



The best test to prove or disprove parentage is a standard autosomal test at any of the major DNA testing companies that provide you with your matches.

A child gets one chromosome of every pair from each parent and you will therefore match with your parent completely on every chromosome. All testing companies will identify this correctly as a parent/child match and will not mistake it with any other relationship. Other than a rare testing or lab error, it is pretty well 100% reliable for parent/child.


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