Home Paternity Test vs Pharmacy DNA Test

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Is there a difference between a Drug Store DNA test vs Home DNA Paternity Test Kit?

Yes. There is a difference between a drugstore DNA test and a home DNA test. Below is a breakdown of the differences.

DNA Test at a Drugstore

If you opt to purchase a home DNA test kit from a store like CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Target etc. The testing kit options that can be purchased at these stores only allow you to purchase test kits only. The DNA test kit does not include the fees for your actual DNA test.

The turnaround times for the results may vary from company to company.

In theory, you may believe buying a Home test kit from a drugstore is an easy one-step process. In fact, after you purchase your kit, you will be required to contact the provider of the DNA testing service and pay an additional lab fee.

Testing Laboratory

Not all of the laboratories that provide Home DNA testing kit options to the public at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Target, or a pharmacy are accredited and/or may not be located in the United States.

Our DNA Testing Options

Purchasing a Home DNA test kit from IDTO is simple. We offer one fee that includes the total cost of your DNA test, DNA sample collection supplies, a return shipping envelope going to the laboratory.

The turnaround time for your results to be completed is 2 to 3 business days from the date your DNA samples arrive at the lab.

All genetic testing samples are tested by a partner accredited laboratory that is located here in the United States.

In addition, We provide legal paternity testing options (father & child/children) in you require a legal document that can be used for birth certificate name changes or child support.

 Other DNA tests we offer for both peace of mind (informational)and legal purposes are, Sibling DNA tests, Grandparent DNA tests, Maternity Tests, Avuncular tests, and Y STR tests to name a few. 

If you would like more information regarding our DNA testing services, contact our office today at 888-204-0583 and allow one of our DNA consultants to help you now.

Do you provide a home non-invasive prenatal paternity test?

No. Currently, we do not offer non-invasive prenatal paternity testing.

Does health insurance cover paternity tests?

No. DNA relationship testing is not considered a medical issue. Therefore, most if not all insurance companies may not cover a paternity test.

How much does a drugstore DNA test kit cost?

When you purchase one of our Home DNA Paternity Test Kits you will pay a fee starting at $199.99 and up which includes the following, 

  • your DNA test kit with all your supplies, 
  • shipping to your home and a return envelope going back to the laboratory, 
  • notification on the shipment of your test kit, 
  • a confirmation update on the completion of your results, 
  • and finally, we will email you and ship you a physical copy of your DNA paternity test results.

One of the things you may want to consider when purchasing a paternity test from a drugstore is customer support. Over the years, we have received many calls from people who complained about kits they have purchased. The customer service failed to ship out their kit or they did not answer their phone for weeks at a time.

Do I need a prescription to perform a DNA test?

In most states, you will not need a prescription to perform any type of DNA relationship test. If you are a New York State resident you will be required to acquire one of the following listed below.

1. A prescription referral from NYS licensed doctor.

2. A court order

3 A letter from a NYS licensed attorney.

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