Should DNA based paternity tests by compulsory for each child born?


Q: I am sure it is heart breaking for father and child to find out 10-15 years later that the child they brought up is not theirs. Surely this should be done to allow partners of the mother not to be deceived into bringing up someone else’s child.

A: Yes, it should be.DNA paternity testing makes it easy and effective to determine parentage. DNA paternity testing not only provides results, but they are conclusive and have a 99.9 percent accuracy rate. DNA paternity testing is done quick and painless. Two swabs are rubbed on both sides of the cheeks collecting the loose cells. These cells are then studied for genetic material. Because this is such an easy test to perform, DNA paternity testing can be done on small infants. If choosing to determine the paternity of an unborn child, a small amount of the amniotic fluid needs to be collected, making this a much more dangerous procedure.