Ninety-five percent probability of paternity with HLA, ABO and haptoglobins

P. I. Terasaki, D. Bernoco, D. Gjertson, M. R. Mickey, S. Perdue

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Using HLA tissue typing as the basic genetic test along with ABO and haptoglobin typing, it is generally possible either to exclude a putative father conclusively or, in non-exclusion cases, to assign a greater than 95% probability of paternity. In 22 of 53 non-exclusion cases, the putative father had a probability of paternity above 99% based on these genetic tests.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)227-232
Number of pages6
JournalForensic Science International
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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