Home DNA Testing

At home or do-it-yourself DNA collection kits are readily available over-the-counter at stores like Walmart, Walgreens or CVS. We do not recommend these kits. Here’s why:

  • Cost: While the initial cost to buy the kit is low, keep in mind you will also have to pay multiple fees. There will be extra coststo send your DNA samples to the lab and you’ll have to pay the lab to get your results back. With us, you pay just one fee for everything (sample collection, testing, and results).
  • Accuracy: If you do not perform the test correctly, your sample is not packaged properly or is otherwise damaged, you will not receive results. You may still have to pay the lab for processing your sample, and you’ll need to purchase a new kit and pay the lab again to get your final results.
  • Non-legal: This is the most important thing to keep in mind when purchasing a kit from the drugstore. Any results you receive may offer peace of mind, but the results cannot be used in court. If you need to prove paternity or biological relationships in court to make a claim against an estate, legally determine the father of your child, request child support or Social Security benefits, or any other request that is handled by the courts, you need a legal DNA test.
  • Time: It will take much longer to receive your results.

More than 70% of people who purchase a home DNA test end up needing to purchase another test that is legally approved by the courts which means even more expense and money for you.

Our Home DNA Testing Kits

We provide home or do-it-yourself kits similar to those you’ll find at most stores. There are many benefits to purchasing a home DNA testing kit directly from us:

  • Savings: You pay once up front for the kit and the lab test. You’ll send your samples to the lab, and we’ll send you the results.
  • Training: Many people end up buying more than one home DNA collection kit because they don’t collect the samples properly. We’ll show you exactly how to use the kit to ensure your samples are collected correctly for the lab to test.
  • Discretion: When you purchase a kit directly from us, you don’t have to worry about other people looking at your purchase while you’re waiting in the checkout line.

Mobile Testing Service

Most situations that require a DNA test also need legal documentation and results. We offer legal collection and testing services that use chain of custody documentation and personal identification. These results can be used in court during a hearing before a judge or jury.

If you’re thinking of purchasing a home DNA testing kit from the drugstore, please call us. We provide a mobile collection service for all legal DNA tests. We’ll meet you at a convenient location and collect DNA in the comfort of your own home or while you’re at work.

Learn more about the difference between legal and non-legal testing in our FAQ.