Are you looking to confirm that you are the parents of the child you brought home from the hospital? This Kit offers Peace of Mind Testing.
***Please note: you will be required to enclose an additional Lab Analysis Fee of $149.00 along with your samples in order to receive your results. (See Step 9 of the instructions.)
PEACE OF MIND TESTING
"Peace of Mind Testing" is exactly that: testing done to confirm what is already assumed to be either true or false.
Everyone's DNA contains long segments of apparently unused (non-coding) genetic material*. Some of these areas are comprised of identically repeating code which:
- Exhibit great variation between individuals;
- Are evenly passed from parents to child; and
- Are subject to little change.
Our procedure utilizes this unused genetic material to confirm whether there is a match or mismatch between the child and parents.
Briefly, these unused DNA sections of the child and one parent (Fatherhood or Motherhood Kit) or both parents (Parenthood Kit) are isolated, reproduced and identified in the laboratory. The identified sections are then compared with each other. If the child's DNA sections directly match as a 50/50 composite of the parent�s genetic material, then the assumption of fatherhood, motherhood or parenthood is confirmed. However, if there is a mismatch, then one can only conclude that the assumption of fatherhood, motherhood or parenthood is not confirmed. Then you will be advised to seek legal testing.
Our results though accurate, cannot be used for legal purposes because there is no:
- Validated documentation of the individual tested; and
- Documentation of the chain of custody from the sample collection to sample analysis.
Test results are only useful if the samples are taken from the appropriate individuals.
*Since non-coding DNA material is utilized for testing, no relevant genetic information will be obtained about the tested individual.
Note: The Walgreen Company is not affilated with Andrology Lab Services, Inc.