HomeDNA New York DNA paternity test kits provide a fast, convenient, and cost-effective option for those with paternity questions. We designed the first DNA Paternity Test Kit approved by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH)that is available at your local drugstore or super center.
New York at-home paternity testing requires authorization (authorizing agents may be a doctor or lawyer), and the collection process must be witnessed by a ‘disinterested third-party’ (a Collector). This collection process is the same one used for court-admissible legal paternity testing in other states.
How a New York Paternity test works
1.Purchase the HomeDNA New York Paternity Test Kit
You can purchase the HomeDNA Paternity Test Kit for New York Residents at your local drug store. Find the paternity test kit at CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, or Walmart.com.
What’s in the Box
The Paternity Test Kit for New York Residents includes the following:
- $30 DNA Paternity Testing Discount Card
- Instruction Booklet
- Collection Appointment Reminder
- Case Reference Card
2. Get Testing Authorization
Your doctor or attorney (licensed in New York State) can provide authorization for paternity testing. Your doctor or attorney can write out the authorization for you and sign it.We must have a digital copy of this authorization attached to your case before we can set up a collection appointment for you.
Call us for help with finding a doctor or collection site near you: 800.344.9583.
3. Call us to set up your DNA Collection AppointmentWhen you’re ready to set up your appointment to have DNA collected at an approved facility, give us a call at 800.344.9583 (M-F, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm Eastern Time).
4. Collect DNA Samples
A Collector must witness the DNA sample collection (using the enclosed buccal (cheek) swabs) and is responsible for mailing samples in. The Collector can be your doctor or lawyer or an individual at an approved HomeDNA collection site (call us for help with finding a collection site near you).
Bring a copy of your photo ID (or a recent photo) to the collection appointment. The Collector is responsible for opening the sealed collection kit. Do not unseal and open the kit ahead of time. With the Collector, fill out one Chain-of-Custody form and one Sample Envelope for each person being tested. Use the included cheek swabs to collect a DNA sample, with the Collector serving as a witness.
5. Send DNA Samples to the Lab
The Collector will seal up the DNA samples, the Chain-of-Custody forms, and the Order and Authorization Form in the Postage-paid Return Mailer and send them directly to our lab.
6. Get Paternity Test Results
In just two (2) business days after samples arrive at the laboratory, results are mailed to the doctor or lawyer who signed the paternity test authorization. Express results are also available for an additional fee. If you would like to access your results online, make sure you provide a username and password on the Order Form.
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