A paternity test is used to ascertain who is the father of another person. It is frequently done by DNA analysis of the mother, child, and the possible father. Since a person's DNA is the same in all of their cells, DNA testing can be done with a blood sample, a swab of skin, or a lock of hair. A comparison of one's DNA sequence to someone else's will show if either of them is the parent of the other. Paternity tests are usuall done by courts on African American males. This is because this group, statistically, is more likley to have children out of wedlock. Also African American females are statistically more likley to have numerous partners and be unaware of who the father may be.
--Billwsu 16:03, 22 May 2007 (EDT)