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DNA Home Paternity Tests

Who's Your Daddy? Drugstore Paternity Test

Move over Jerry Springer, drugstores are now carrying an over-the-counter paternity test that may put an end to baby mama drama — or at least, keep it within the confines of a home.

Sold at Rite Aid and other national retailers, the $30 kit made by Identigene includes swabs for babe, mother and man-in-question. To hear the specifics of the set,

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The box also contains a consent form and a postage-paid envelope to send the specimens to the lab for an additional $120.

Once they are received, the results come back in 3-5 days and are available online, over the phone and via mail.

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uresaman uresaman 7 years
You are right they are steering it toward men who either got into an argument with their spouse OR a relative or friend made a comment that the child did not look like the father. I hope the drug store is ready for those customers to converge on them looking for test results-not to mention potential legal consequences. Should be an interesting industrial fur fight. Test Kit at at a drug store? My question is WHY? Why not just go to a site such as fairfaxidlab.com and download a virtual QuickHIT testing kit. This is the test I took (it was used by an adoption agency to establish paternity). You save on FUEL (remember the upcoming 4 dollars a gallon)–it only cost 145 dollars, you NEVER pay for a kit, the download is free, no one has to know your private business. Paternity Laboratories are supposed to be in the business of protecting their client's privacy–that is 9/10s of the job–otherwise DNA testing becomes the dangerous shrouded monster that members of the X Files generation fear. By the way, Identigene use to be a full functioning laboratory in Texas--they used to do those billboards--they got bought out by a company called Sorensen Genomics in Salt Lake City Utah--they do a lot of internet business.
uresaman uresaman 7 years
You are right they are steering it toward men who either got into an argument with their spouse OR a relative or friend made a comment that the child did not look like the father. I hope the drug store is ready for those customers to converge on them looking for test results-not to mention potential legal consequences. Should be an interesting industrial fur fight.Test Kit at at a drug store? My question is WHY? Why not just go to a site such as fairfaxidlab.com and download a virtual QuickHIT testing kit. This is the test I took (it was used by an adoption agency to establish paternity). You save on FUEL (remember the upcoming 4 dollars a gallon)–it only cost 145 dollars, you NEVER pay for a kit, the download is free, no one has to know your private business. Paternity Laboratories are supposed to be in the business of protecting their client's privacy–that is 9/10s of the job–otherwise DNA testing becomes the dangerous shrouded monster that members of the X Files generation fear. By the way, Identigene use to be a full functioning laboratory in Texas--they used to do those billboards--they got bought out by a company called Sorensen Genomics in Salt Lake City Utah--they do a lot of internet business.
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Back in my early 20's we had a friend that got his girlfriend pregnant and then married her. She was a natural blonde and he was too. The baby came out looking really hispanic. She somehow convinced him that it was his even though everyone could see she wasn't. I think if this product would have been available he could have gotten the answer he needed well before putting in three years with them before his wife left him and took the little girl to go be with her biological father. He was pretty devastated. It really seems to me that this product is much more for men than women. I think there are probably more women who know who the father is but choose the guy they wish it was than women who have no idea- I may just listen to too much Tom Lykos on the radio though ;-)
macgirl macgirl 7 years
Back in my early 20's we had a friend that got his girlfriend pregnant and then married her. She was a natural blonde and he was too. The baby came out looking really hispanic. She somehow convinced him that it was his even though everyone could see she wasn't. I think if this product would have been available he could have gotten the answer he needed well before putting in three years with them before his wife left him and took the little girl to go be with her biological father. He was pretty devastated. It really seems to me that this product is much more for men than women. I think there are probably more women who know who the father is but choose the guy they wish it was than women who have no idea- I may just listen to too much Tom Lykos on the radio though ;-)
lushylashes lushylashes 7 years
not for me but good for thse who can't quite make it to Maury
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I hope this doesn't put Maury out of business.Does it say "you are not the father?"
Liss1 Liss1 7 years
I hope this doesn't put Maury out of business. Does it say "you are not the father?"
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 7 years
I am so glad I would NEVER need one of these. But to each his own I guess, if it works.
Im-with-tha-Dj Im-with-tha-Dj 7 years
Wow!
Im-with-tha-Dj Im-with-tha-Dj 7 years
Wow!
stina829 stina829 7 years
Oh no! I hope this doesn't make Maury lose his show!!!!!!! :fingerscrossed:
stina829 stina829 7 years
Oh no! I hope this doesn't make Maury lose his show!!!!!!! :fingerscrossed:
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 7 years
LOL @ La dee da dee it does look like she is thinking that :DThis is a great idea though I don't think many guys would go for it.
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 7 years
LOL @ La dee da dee it does look like she is thinking that :D This is a great idea though I don't think many guys would go for it.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 7 years
the picture on the box look like shes looking at her child and thinking "whos ur daddy?
foglie foglie 7 years
Wow how neat, lol
foglie foglie 7 years
Wow how neat, lol
babyfashionista babyfashionista 7 years
I guess Intergene has watched enough Maury episodes to know they're a lot of woman out there that don't know who their baby's daddy is.
plasticapple plasticapple 7 years
lol I think it's great. I can imagine how much time and money is spent on these types of court cases.
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
so for 150 bucks you get to know if your the daddy, People give me strange looks when i buy condoms or even tampons, i couldnt imagine buying one of these (cause you know the guy wont) "I need a manager for a price check on the Identigene DNA paternity Test"
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 7 years
so for 150 bucks you get to know if your the daddy, People give me strange looks when i buy condoms or even tampons, i couldnt imagine buying one of these (cause you know the guy wont) "I need a manager for a price check on the Identigene DNA paternity Test"
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