Post by "Lyn Davis" @ntlworld.com>
Martin, I don't see how you can say that.
All samples have to be given to the tester independently; the NRP's sample
cannot be given to the PWC for submission and vice versa.
Post by Martin Davies Post by Iona
I agree, dodgy people are everywhere there will always be someone ready to
to take the money.
This is why I think that testing should be completely independent less
Post by Iona
of abuse I reckon.
The testing itself is independent.
Its only the taking of the samples that isn't.
And a woman can get a declaration of paternity made by dodgy dealings far
easier than it is for the bloke.
For a bloke to falsify the sample, he gets a mate to go to a doctors as him,
with mate's photograph and so on. If the woman doesn't know what he
currently looks like, it can work. Relatives don't work for that though.
For a woman to get a declaration of parentage against someone who isn't the
father, its a bit more complicated. It does require the collusion of the
real father too.
It would need the woman to declare a name and address that she has access to
the post at (friend perhaps), naming some guy as the father. Real father has
the test done as this other guy who doesn't know whats going on as no mail
is reaching him.
The results of course come back positive, and court does a declaration of
Then the bombshell is dropped - woman declares guy has moved, gives new
address. And a declaration of parentage already exists. A sod to get
If someone sets out to falsify the results, those are two ways it can be
done. I've come across both at least once.
Either one would be pretty rare, and each has a chance of being caught out.