hi, boots are now selling paternity dna kits.
they have been avaliable only in selected pharmacies but now boots have them in stock!
Total cost is approx £150!
We take support and counselling very seriously and customers considering a paternity test or any type of DNA test should think carefully about the repercussions of an unexpected result and the impact it may have on any child involved. There are a number of professional bodies who are able to provide independent advice and counselling. Please click here to see a list of support and useful numbers. Please note this will open in a separate window and you will be taken away from Boots.com.
There is a 2 step pricing structure:
* The assuredna collection kit costs £30.63
* There is an additional lab processing fee payable, starting at £129 -Which is can be sent as a cheque or postal order with samples or paid in advance with your card via the phone or at assuredna website.
* Total cost for the test and lab processing fee is from £159.63 (can pay more for express delivery)
Some frequently asked questions
What is in the collection Kit?
* 3 colour coded sets of two cheek swabs (pink- mother, blue- father and yellow – child)
* 3 colour coded sample collection envelopes
* Full easy to follow instructions
* Instructional DVD containing essential information
* Consent Form
* Terms and Conditions
* Postage-paid envelope
What is a DNA test for paternity?
DNA (Deoxyribonucleic acid) is a chemical substance found in most cells in the human body. Half of each person’s DNA comes from their mother and the other half from their father. By comparing DNA from the mother, child and father, it is possible to establish whether an alleged father is the father of a child with a probability of paternity routinely in excess of 99.99%. Many parents, children and families find peace of mind from undertaking a DNA test for paternity.
Who can consent for the test to take place?
To avoid motherless testing, the assuredna test has been designed for mother, child and father. Each participant will need to consent for their DNA to be tested and will need to support this with a copy of identification.
What Identification will be required?
Everyone being tested will need to provide a photocopy of identification in order to check their identity. These include:
For Mother,Father and children over 16 years, photocopy of the following:
* Full passport
* UK driving licence (full)
* Front and rear of a bank card
For children under 16 years, photocopy of one of the following:
* Birth Certificate
* Photograph signed and dated by mother
Who will receive the results?
The results will be given to the person nominated on the Consent Form, for whom everyone tested has given consent and other authorised persons where appropriate.
How to Use
Please ensure you read all instructions before beginning avoid eating drinking or washing mouth immediately before taking sample.
Begin by...... considering the need for a legal test.
Do you need your test results for legal purposes such as changing a birth certificate? If so, contact assuredna on (01603) 507767.This test is not suitable for this purpose:
Next consider the impact of getting results that you don't want or expect. What impact will it have on you and your family? (see Additional Info Leaflet below for things to consider and support groups you may want to contact)
Then contact the helpline (01603) 507767 to ensure that the test is suitable for you and your family.
Collect samples from each person involved by following these easy steps:
Begin with the mother. Fill in all details to the front of the mother's pink sample collection envelope. Be careful not to touch the inside of the envelope.
Carefully open mother's swab packet by peeling back the flap and remover on pink swab.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO TOUCH THE HEAD OF THE SWAB.
Holding the stick end of the pink swab, gently but firmly ,rub the head of the swab inside the mouth on the inner cheek (on both sides of the mouth) for about 30 seconds.
Gently shake the swab in the air for a few seconds to dry.
BE CAREFUL NOT TO PUT THE SWAB DOWN OR TOUCH THE HEAD OF THE SWAB.
Place the used pink swab into the mother's pink sample collection envelope.
Remove the second pink swab from the packet and repeat steps 3 - 4 and seal the mother's pink collection envelope.
Next, complete steps 1- 5 for the child using the child's yellow swabs and the yellow sample collection envelope.
Complete the sampling by repeating steps 1 - 5 for the father, this time using the father's blue swabs and blue sample collection envelope.
Enclosing appropriate I.D for each person taking part, completing the consent form and make your payment.
You will need to supply a copy of identification for each person taking part in the test (see above for acceptable I.D for each participant)
Please ensure you complete the consent form in full ensuring that you sign where required.
Detach your reference slip and keep this safe- this contains your unique case reference number
Hazards and Cautions
It may be a criminal offence under the Human Tissue Act 2004, to have bodily material with the intention to analyse DNA in the material and use the result for certain purposes without qualifying consent. This offence carries a penalty of up to 3 years' imprisonment or a fine or both.