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Zavarin V.,OOO Medical Genomics | Krassotkin E.,OOO Medical Genomics | Vinogradova S.,OOO Medical Genomics | Smirnova V.,OOO Medical Genomics | And 5 more authors.
Forensic Science International: Genetics Supplement Series | Year: 2015

We have analysed exclusion rates in 3487 paternity tests performed in our laboratory on a population from the Russian Federation. Out of this number 3220 tests were conducted for personal information and 267 tests were directed by courts. Both court-directed and personal information tests included deficient (motherless) and complete cases.The overall paternity exclusion rate was 23.5%. Exclusion rate for court-directed tests (19.1%) was somewhat smaller than that for personal information ones (23.9%) although no significant difference was observed between these values using χ 2-test (p =0.05). No significant difference between paternity exclusion rates in duo and trio personal information tests was also found (23.9% and 21.4%, respectively). However, duo (28.6%) and trio (13.0%) cases for court-directed tests showed significant difference when analysed by χ2-test (χ 2 =10.044, p =0.002). Our data indicate that paternity exclusion rates in the Russian Federation are similar to those found for other countries (20-30%) when paternity was assessed by DNA analysis. © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd.

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