Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Scary Technology- At Home Paternity Test
We should have expected that this day would come and here it is. Consumers can now purchase an at home test kit for men to solve that age old question "Hey, is that funny looking kid really mine?"
A company called Identigene has developed a paternity test that is available over the counter at Rite Aid and Meijer drugstores. The test costs $29.99 and there is an additional $119 for lab fees. The kit includes swabs for the mother, child and alleged father. After the swab is taken, just slip it in the postage paid envelope for processing by a Salt Lake City lab. Voila...results in 3-5 days and then the agony can begin.
The website also offers family/marriage or genetic counselors. That is probably the most valuable aspect.
Posted by Toni Brayer, MD at 7:30 AM