A New Option in Paternity Testing

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A New Option in Paternity Testing

In previous years, paternity testing tended to be expensive and inconvenient due to the process of scheduling a medical office visit, collecting the samples, waiting for results, etc.  While these methods are effective and have been around for several years, there is a new option in paternity testing that allows participants to schedule the testing at their convenience and perform the test in the convenience of their own home.  The HomeDNA paternity testing kit is 99.999% accurate and discreet.  Below are some frequently asked questions and answers to help you discover the many benefits of this new method.

What Does the Kit Contain?

The home paternity testing kit includes FDA approved components with collection materials for up to four participants.  The kit also includes the lab services for the alleged father and one child.  If the father requests the mother to be tested as well, an additional fee of $25.00 can be paid.  Testing of the mother is not required but is highly encouraged.

How does home testing work?

You may be worried that a home paternity test involves complicated processes or overwhelming materials.  Fortunately, the home testing kit is completed in four simple steps which make it easy for anyone to perform the test at any time.  Below are the four steps necessary to complete the testing:

  1. Order and register your home testing kit online or by contacting customer service.  The registration is simple and quick and allows the company to determine how many individuals are participating.  The registration also informs the company where to send the results.
  2. Follow the instructions included in the kit.  The instructions are detailed and easy to understand.  The collection process is painless and the collection materials are sterile and FDA approved.
  3. Send samples to the address indicated in the kit.  The kit contains a postage paid envelope to mail your samples to the laboratory for analysis.
  4. Review results online for a fee or wait to receive the results in the mail.  Results typically take three to five business days to process or you can request a rush order for an additional fee.

How Does the Test Work?

You may recall that a child inherits DNA from both his mother and father: specifically 23 chromosomes from his mother and 23 chromosomes from his father.  The child then has his own 23 pairs of chromosomes and each chromosome pair has its own specific DNA sequence.  The home testing works by finding the exact DNA sequence for the parents and child.

How Accurate is the Testing?

The home testing method works by testing sixteen chromosomal locations (most tests only examine eight locations); therefore, you can rest assured that your testing is extremely accurate.  You will be relieved to learn that the home testing method is also accredited and held to the strictest standards.  Accuracy methods are achieved up to 99.999% which gives you peace of mind knowing your home testing is correct.

How Much Does Home Testing Cost?

As mentioned above, paternity testing previously had to be completed in a hospital or medical office which generally cost participants thousands of dollars.  You will be surprised to learn that you can purchase a home testing kit for as little as $78.00!  With the affordable nature of the home testing method as well as the convenient and accurate results, the home testing kit is definitely gaining popularity!

What are the Results Options?

As mentioned above, you can pay to review your results online or you can wait to receive your results in the mail within five business days.  If you need to have your results sooner, you can pay an additional fee to have them returned in as little as three business days.  Results are not given over the phone for confidentiality reasons.

What Happens to the Samples?

The standard procedure for testing samples is to have them retained for a period of six months in case any additional testing needs to be conducted.  Once the period of six months is over, the samples are destroyed.  You can also request to have the samples destroyed immediately following your testing and receipt of the results.

As you can see, paternity testing has advanced a long way in recent years and your options for obtaining an accurate and affordable test is easier than ever.  The ability to test in the comforts of your own home also makes the HomeDNA testing kit one of your best choices.

 

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