Frequently Asked Questions

Question
I had a Paternity test done using a mouth swab, and the test came back excluding me as the father. Could tobacco in the mouth at the time alter the test?

Answer
The presence of tobacco would not invalidate a properly-done paternity test. If contaminants (such as chewing tobacco) are present, they may cause the test to fail completely, but they would not cause it to falsely indicate a positive or negative state of paternity.



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