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Subject: [DNA] proof of paternity
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 17:05:16 EST

In a message dated 11/17/03 10:13:40 AM Pacific Standard Time,

> If a person tests for paternity what percentage do they need?Would 98.9
> be close enough or do most states require a higher percentage.Just
> wondering.

The number varies from state to state, from 95% to 99.9%. If the paternity
test uses a sufficient number of markers, most cases will end up with greater
than 99.9% anyway.

Ann Turner - GENEALOGY-DNA List Administrator
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