APH 1999, 57, 131-140:

Paternity testing: a review of theoretical and practical issues.

G. Mertens, A. Vandenberghe, and L. Muylle

Keywords: paternity, DNA fingerprinting, forensic anthropolgy

Seen the legal, psychological and social implications, errors cannot be tolerated in paternity tests. Correct identification of the individuals as well as the blood samples drawn is of the utmost importance. Present molecular biological techniques, the foremost of which is the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), do not only permit the exclusion of patemity, but also the demonstration of patemity with a probability close to absolute certainty.