Available At Retail Stores
Probably not acceptable for legal purposes
DNAtesting.com is one of the pioneer companies in home paternity testing, using IDENTIGENE to obtain the most reliable test results. With almost a quarter-century of paternity testing experience, IDENTIGENE provides a 100 percent reliability rate as long as the profiles are accurate. Although home paternity test results are not admissible in court, they are sufficiently reliable to either warrant professional testing or indicate that it isn’t necessary. IDENTIGENE’s tests are court-admissible as long as they are performed by an independent, third-party testing facility.
IDENTIGENE’s lab accreditations are among the highest in the world and the details are available on the website. DNAtesting.com is a reseller of the IDENTIGENE paternity test kit and it is available at over 20,000 locations throughout the U.S. Their website offers clear, easily understood directions on how to conduct the DNA specimens and how to submit them.
Included the the FAQ section are precautions to take when obtaining the DNA sample so that it doesn’t become contaminated during collection. Also Included in this section is a question on blood transfusions, the answer to which may preclude the accurate processing of the test.
Although the cost of the test is nominal, the lab fees are considerably more expensive, so the complete test will require a minimum of a 200 dollar investment. An advantage to IDENTIGENE’s testing method is that it uses a cheek swab rather than a blood test. Particularly for those who prefer not to submit blood samples, this is definitely a positive note.
Many DNA testing companies offer ancestral DNA results but DNAtesting.com no longer offers that service. Testing is now limited to DNA testing for maternity and paternity determination. Maternity testing uses the same procedure as paternity testing except that it focuses on the mother. Since DNAtesting.com no longer offers ancestral DNA testing services, its results cannot be used to determine possible inherited diseases, health issues, genetic abnormalities, or physical characteristics.
As with all products, DNAtesting.com’s IDENTIGENE product has received both positive and negative customer reviews and for privacy reasons, the reviews were not verified by user purchase records. Some complaints seem to be more the fault of the user than of the product, and some complaints were that the product provided an answer that the user didn’t like. The best results seem to come when the product is delivered to the lab early in the week, which expedites processing and wait time.
DNAtesting.com’s website is user friendly and their questions are informative and helpful, covering most subjects adequately. IDENTIGENE appears to be one of the more cost-effective DNA maternity and paternity testing products on the market with a reasonable turn-around time. Since the kits are so easily available at retail stores and online, this appears to be one of the better resources for those who want or need maternity or paternity testing.
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