paternity test


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

paternity test

n.
An analysis, usually of the DNA or blood type of a mother, child, and putative father, to estimate the probability that the man is the biological father of the child.

paternity testing n.

paternity test

[pətur′nitē]
Etymology: L, pater + testum, crucible
a test based on genetic blood groups and used mainly to exclude the possibility that a particular man could be the father of a specific child. For example, a man with group AB blood could not be the father of a child with group O blood.

paternity test

(pă-tĕr-nĭ-tē)
A test to determine the father of a child. Because paternity is a clinical estimate, there is the need to have tests to determine whether it would be possible for an individual to have fathered a specific child. At one time, the tests used to prove or exclude the possibility of paternity used blood type data from the child and the suspected father. Tests involving the technique of molecular genetic fingerprinting and of determining genetic markers are available and have the ability to exclude almost all except the father. Use of these techniques makes it possible to distinguish differences between the genotype of all individuals except identical twins.

paternity test,

n a test based on genetic blood groups or other means and used mainly to exclude the possibility that a particular man could be the father of a specific child. Also called a
blood test.
References in periodicals archive ?
A TestDiagnostics Paternity Test is easy to take and can be done in minutes.
According to the AABB, (formerly known as the American Association of Blood Banks), the organization that accredits laboratories to perform paternity testing, more than 500,000 paternity tests are performed each year in the U.
Unlike court-appointed paternity tests, which must be supervised to prevent tampering, the at-home paternity test is not admissible in court.
DNA paternity tests are being test marketed at more than 900 Rite Aid stores in Oregon, Washington and California, as well as at Meijer stores in the Midwest.
As one of the earliest providers of paternity tests in Australia, GTG has developed a testing service that is highly accurate and cost efficient, with superior turn around times.
having a compulsory DNA paternity test for your own baby at birth.
A paternity test uses DNA, normally from blood samples, to determine whether the presumed father is the biological father.
Last night a family law expert said: "It can take some time before the request for a paternity test is heard by a judge.
Today, availability of the Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit online or in drugstores and supercenters empowers individuals with direct access to the laboratory.
com has revealed that sales for the court approved paternity test have jumped by 30% in the last 12 months.
London, July 12 ( ANI ): Mario Balotelli, who recently told his ex to take a paternity test, put all his troubles behind him as he enjoyed a day out at a theme park.
His brother is sceptical, insisting that he needs to do a paternity test.