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Forensic genetic paternity test

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A forensic genetic paternity test (DNA test) is performed when there is uncertainty about the biological paternity. The child welfare officer must order the test if the potential father requests it or the child welfare officer otherwise considers it necessary. A court may order a forensic genetic paternity test to be performed in a matter concerning the confirmation or annulment of paternity if a ...


Text edited by: The National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL)
Updated: 4/1/2023