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

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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.



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