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A Swab, a Consent Form, & an Envelope

DNA paternity testing kit goes on sale for 30 dollars

A swab, a consent form, and an envelope is all there is to settling paternity issues with the test kit that went on sale this week at many US drug stores.

Identigene, which runs a DNA testing laboratory, said its DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit went on sale at Rite Aid drug stores throughout the United States.

The swab in the kit is used to collect a saliva sample, to be mailed to the Identigene laboratory for an analysis that costs an additional $119.

It takes three to five business days to get the test results, which are delivered by mail, email, or online through a secured Web service.

Test kit buyers include women who want to know the identity of the father of their child or unborn child, as well as people looking for their parents.
The kits can be bought without a prescription.

Adapted from Washington AFP article at http://health.yahoo.com/news/afp/ushealthdna_080326224747.html.

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