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Identity Testing

Alternate Names : Parentage Testing, Paternity Testing

Identity Testing | Preparation & Expectations | Results and Values

What is involved in preparation for the test?

No preparation is needed for identity testing. It is important, however, to document the chain of custody of specimens and the identity of everyone being tested. Picture IDs, court orders, notarized statements, and fingerprinting may be required. Results will not be reliable if the person being tested has had a blood transfusion within several weeks of the testing.

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Identity Testing: Overview & Description


Identity Testing: Results and Values

Author: Ronald J. Jorgenson, DDS, PhD, FACMG
Reviewer: Eileen McLaughlin, RN, BSN
Date Reviewed: 08/07/01

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