What if the alleged father is deceased or unavailable?

If a postmortem blood or tissue specimen from an alleged father has been collected and saved (for example, by a coroner, law enforcement agency, or hospital), it can be tested to determine its suitability for DNA analysis. If a suitable postmortem specimen is not available, paternity can be addressed by testing close relatives of the alleged father, such as his parents, siblings and undisputed children, who will share some of the alleged father’s genetic markers by inheritance.

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