From August 1978 to December 1989, 85 paternity testings were performed in our depart-ment. In 49 cases, each man was accused to be the father of an illegtimate child. In 24 cases, each child was accused to be an illegitimate child by the father. In 9 cases, each chid was sued for making sure to be a real child of a man. Paternity was excluded in 15 of the cases.