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Identigene Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit

The Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit provides fast, accurate and confidential DNA paternity test results in about 2 days.
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Questions & Answers for Identigene Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit

Question

can this test be used on the father and daughter to determine dna of the child ? or does the mother have to be tested too ? thanks deb

asked 2 years, 5 months ago
By
mamawypsilanti
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
4 answers
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answer 1
Identigene supplies three sets of swabs in each kit. It is designed for testing mother, alleged father and child. The mother is not required but will strengthen test results.

Please visit our website at www.dnatesting.com or you can contact us at 888-404-GENE.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
answer 2
They give u three swabs per person i would call them but more than likely i would buy another box
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - winterParkFl
answer 3
Yes it says it on the paper but the mother is highly recommended
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - winterParkFl
answer 4
Yes that is what I used it for.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
By
Needed2no
 - mi
Question

can we used the results for the court and how much we have to paid extra for legal use

asked 3 years, 11 months ago
By
gisy
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
The results of this test are not court permissible.

You may upgrade to a "LEGAL PATERNITY TEST" along with this kit. The difference being that there must be a chain of custody (disinterested third party) taking and controlling the samples through the process. That would then be court admissible.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
GeoffreyP
 - State College, PA
answer 2
the box says that you can not use them in court but i was told that if you have someone do it that does not have an intrest like a friend or something then it could be used
answered 3 years, 10 months ago
By
imr8there4u
 - Georgia
answer 3
Court admissible results will require witnessed collection.

The IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity test can be upgraded to a court admissible test for $200.

You can call IDENTIGENE and a test consultant will assist you in setting up your collection appointments.
answered 3 years, 11 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Question

If you are the father and is trying to do a test on two children would you have to get two seperate kits or could u you the three swabs there?

asked 2 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
There is an additional $89 charge for the additional child/alleged father. The lab fee is for one alleged father and one child (mom is no charge).
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
answer 2
Please contact Identigene customer service at 888-404-GENE to request additional swabs. If you are not swabbing the mother, you can use the third set of swabs in the kit. There is no need to buy an additional kit.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
answer 3
I think you just pay an additional fee to the lab not a whole new kit. You can contact the company directly to ask them. They are very friendly and prompt to respond
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
By
mommyo2010
 - Florida
Question

Do you have to swab the cheek only or could you get it of a glass or cup that the person drank out of ?

Other than a cheek swab how else can I get a sample?
asked 3 years ago
By
Boyes4
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
The Identigene test only accepts cheek cells collected with the enclosed buccal swabs. There are other ways of collecting DNA but not with this test.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
answer 2
It must be the inner cheek area due to the cells we hold in out cheeks.

Other ares will not provide enough DNA as needed.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
By
BeverlyBNYC
 - Brooklyn, NY
answer 3
This kit is designed to use cheek swabs only.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Question

Can sisters take the test to determine if they have the same father?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
You would need to test the father to see if he was the father of each child. (A paternity test). You can purchase one kit and contact our client support and arrange for an extra set of swabs for the second sister. 888-404-4363 A sibling test would confirm if the sisters were biologically related to each other. This is different than a paternity test. Please call our client support line with any questions. We are here to help. 888-404-4363
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
By
Identigene
answer 2
The type of test you are referring to is not a paternity test. You want a Sibling Test. Identigene offers this test, but it is sold directly from the company. Their customer service is great. Just call them at 1-888-404-GENE.
answered 2 years ago
By
Angie2020
answer 3
Yes of course. Any DNA paternity test would help you.. Identigene is not one of the best DNA paternity tests. It is more expensive and slow results. I used the one from testcountry com.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
Nage61
Question

Is saliva as good as rubbing the cheek? Example (spit)

asked 7 months ago
By
mck
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
No, the Identigene DNA Paternity Test is Not a Saliva test, only Cheek Cells can be used for Testing Purposes. The person being tested must wait at least one hour after eating or drinking before collecting the Cheek Cell Sample, this includes infants who are breastfeeding.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
Hi MCK,

Thank you for your question. Some individuals have DNA in their saliva, but some don't, therefore it is not reliable for testing. DNA is always found in cheek cells and that's why we recommend rubbing the swabs against the inside of the cheek for at least 30 seconds. This way we are sure we have enough DNA to continue with testing and yield a result.
answered 6 months ago
By
Identigene
answer 3
That might only be something they do in movies. I'd call a lab about that.
answered 7 months ago
By
Ash989
Question

can you test dad and son?

Can you test a child and father only to see if they are related or is it necessary to also test the mother
asked 7 months ago
By
bonnie
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
3 answers
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answer 1
The Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit only requires the child and father's samples.
answered 6 months ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 2
The test kit, even the legal test kit, said the Mother's DNA is optional. It will still work with only Father and child DNA.
answered 7 months ago
By
Ash989
answer 3
Hi Bonnie,

Yes you can test with the father and child, however, we strongly recommend that the mother participate in the test. This is because you have a greater likelihood of receiving a conclusive test result. If you have any more questions please feel free to contact us.
answered 7 months ago
By
Identigene
Question

Do you have to swab the inside of mouth or

can you swab the rim of a soda can just after use if you don't want the party to know you're collecting a sample for testing?
asked 5 years, 3 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - Florida
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
You need enough cells to create a sample. It would be highly unlikely that you would collect a substantial enough sample through these means.

Also, the kit states that you should not eat or drink for 1 hour so that the sample is not contaminated. This would be a likely problem with this approach.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
GeoffreyP
 - State College, PA
answer 2
Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, swabbing the rim of a soda can will rarely, if ever, yield the DNA necessary to determine results. Also, IDENTIGENE requires that all parties consent to the DNA Testing.
answered 5 years, 2 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Question

i am not legal father of child, do i need mothers consent to see if it is my child

asked 4 years, 8 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
Legally, yes.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
By
GeoffreyP
 - State College, PA
answer 2
Yes. To protect children and their parents, a legal guardian must sign for each child being tested. Usually this is a father or mother listed on the birth certificate. When a father is not the legal guardian, the mother (or some other legal guardian) must sign for the child.

We also strongly encourage the mother's participation in the test as it always strengthens test results.
answered 4 years, 7 months ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Question

were is this test done (lab name)

i want to know the lab. name were is this test processed
asked 4 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - hollywood fl
on Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit
2 answers
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answer 1
The laboratory is Identigene, the company who produces the test kit. Identigene is located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Identigene was founded in 1993 and is a pioneer in DNA testing, with national and international accreditations.
answered 4 years ago
By
Angie2020
answer 2
This test is processed by Identigene at our own lab in Salt Lake City, Utah. Identigene's Paternity Testing lab is AABB and ISO certified.
answered 4 years, 1 month ago
By
Identigene
 - Salt Lake City, Utah
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