Facebook Pixel

WHO'S YOUR DADDY? The Latest Rage Is Over-The-Counter DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit

Rate This

A DNA paternity test worth less than $150, with confidential results available within days from a lab, is the first to be sold over the counter and promises to offer “peace of mind” to those who need it.

Utah-based Identigene offers the over-the-counter DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit which costs about $30.

Each paternity kit provides only one test result; the baby, mother and supposed father must each collect a sample by rubbing a cotton swab on the inside of a cheek for 30 seconds.

The cotton swabs are mailed in sealed plastic bags and sent along with a signed consent form and a $119 fee to the lab that does the testing. It only takes a few days to find out who the father is and, provided that the information listed on the form is correct, they are 99.9 percent accurate.

Add a CommentComments

There are no comments yet. Be the first one and get the conversation started!

Enter the characters shown in the image.
By submitting this form, you agree to EmpowHER's terms of service and privacy policy



Get Email Updates

Health Newsletter

Receive the latest and greatest in women's health and wellness from EmpowHER - for free!