The Current Status of Paternity Testing

  • Angelyn A. Konugres


Blood consists of four components: erythrocytes, leukocytes, platelets, and plasma. Each blood component exhibits individual differences demonstrable by either immunologic or physico-chemical methods. These individual differences in the molecular structures of blood constituents are governed by genes or chromosomes and are generally known as allotypes, phenotypes, or simply types. Types which are genetically related have been assigned to the same system. The number of systems and specificities currently being used by some laboratories in paternity testing are listed in Table I.


Blood Group Adenylate Kinase Blood Group Antigen Paternity Testing Blood Group System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Angelyn A. Konugres
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Boston Hospital for WomenUSA
  2. 2.Harvard Medical SchoolUSA

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