Alleged father’s privacy interest in his DNA under the Fourth Amendment and the state constitution did not give him the right to deny his DNA to a county‑contracted laboratory and instead select a private laboratory to conduct a DNA test, in county’s action against father to establish paternity for purposes of child support, since federal and state law sufficiently protected father’s privacy from a constitutional standpoint, where father denied paternity and requested a paternity test.
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