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Significantly, the statute contemplates disinterment for this purpose, as the Comment to the section reads: "In some States, the court with jurisdiction to adjudicate parentage may lack authority to order disinterment of a deceased individual.
41) Although the putative child's claims were dismissed on the basis of the statute of limitations, (42) the case is significant for its acknowledgment that genetic testing of a deceased is available to establish parentage, even if disinterment is required for this purpose.
In Ackermann, the court set the standard for disinterment when it held that disturbance of a gravesite may be necessitated by many circumstances and should be authorized upon a showing that such circumstances affect a public policy concern or a "superior private right.