1. Except as otherwise provided in sections 14-20-25 through 14-20-58, the court shall order the child and other designated individuals to submit to genetic
testing if the request for testing is supported by the sworn statement of a party
to the proceeding:
a. Alleging paternity and stating facts establishing a reasonable probability of the
requisite sexual contact between the individuals; or
b. Denying paternity and stating facts establishing a possibility that sexual contact
between the individuals, if any, did not result in the conception of the child.
2. A support enforcement agency may order genetic testing only if there is no presumed,
acknowledged, or adjudicated father.
3. If a request for genetic testing of a child is made before birth, the court or
support enforcement agency may not order in utero testing.
4. If two or more men are subject to court-ordered genetic testing, the testing may
be ordered concurrently or sequentially.
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