Proving Paternity—Human Leukocyte Antigen Test

    Volume 27, Issue 1 (January 1982)

    ISSN: 0022-1198


    Published Online: 1 January 1982

    Page Count: 19

    Page-Bright, B
    T. C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond, VA.

    (Received 17 March 1981; accepted 26 June 1981)


    The human leukocyte antigen (HLA) blood test is based on antigens (a substance that will stimulate the production of antibodies) found on the white blood cells. Because antigens are produced by genes, any HLA found in a child must be present in either parent. Thus, the HLA system of the blood of the child, mother, and putative father are tested and the probability of paternity is calculated. The HLA polymorphic genetic system is extremely powerful in determining the probability of paternity.

    Paper ID: JFS11458J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS11458J

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    Title Proving Paternity—Human Leukocyte Antigen Test
    Symposium , 0000-00-00
    Committee E30