NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Sorensen Genomics today said that Rite Aid stores in California, Washington, and Oregon will sell the firm’s Indentigene DNA Paternity Test Kit.
According to Sorenson, this marks the first time a DNA test kit has been made available to the public in a retail store.
The kit includes a swab, which is used to collect a DNA sample from the inside of the mouth. The customer then sends the sample, consent forms, and lab fee to Identigene, which is a subsidiary of Sorenson. Results of the test are available three to five business days after Identigene receives the sample and can be obtained via fax, e-mail, or mail.
Testing and analysis for the kits is performed by Sorenson in its ISO-accredited testing laboratory.
Sorenson said the suggested retail price of the kit is $29.99, and the lab processing fee is $119.