IDENTIGENE now offers convenient, low-cost paternity testing with kits on the shelf at CVS, Rite Aid and Walmart pharmacy locations in New York .
Before IDENTIGENE could offer DNA testing to New York residents, we had to meet the challenging testing requirements of New York State, and now Empire State residents can purchase a DNA paternity test kit at their local retail outlet. The kit has been available in local pharmacies in 49 other states since 2007.
New York State law requires authorization from a physician or an attorney to conduct a New York paternity test, which is not true in other states. New York also requires that all collections for DNA testing be witnessed by a non-interested third-party collector to establish a “chain of custody.” This is the same collection procedure used in legal DNA testing.
‘Now, there is a solution for New Yorkers seeking a fast and certain answer to their paternity question-and it reduces the cost by about two-thirds. Results are typically available in two days and can be viewed online by the physician and customer through a login ID and password.’ ~Steve Smith, IDENTIGENE Executive Director.
The IDENTIGENE paternity test kit can be purchased at retail locations for around $24.99-29.99. The entire New York paternity testing process costs consumers around $300, which is much less than traditional paternity testing.
New York residents may contact IDENTIGENE at 800-3444-983 Mon-Fri 8:30 AM-5:30 PM Eastern Time for clinic referrals.