If you are trying to confirm if you are really the grandparent of a child, or if you need to establish paternity for your potential grandchild but the father is not available for testing, a Grandparent DNA Test might be right for you.
A father receives all of his DNA from his parents. So any DNA he passed along to his child would have come from the paternal grandmother or the paternal grandfather. Therefore, the grandparent’s DNA and the grandchild’s DNA would match in all the same places that a father and child’s DNA would match.
Grandparent testing can include one or both of the grandparents, but including both grandparents offers a stronger result. Also including the biological mother is always suggested. Adding the biological mother helps prevent inconclusive results. If the biological mother is not available, the test can still be performed.
Grandparent DNA Test results can also be used to help establish
- Social Security benefits
- Inheritance claims
- Immigration cases
In summary, Grandparent DNA Testing can determine the true biological parent of a child.
By Annmarie Dallao
ARCpoint Labs of Reading