Chemists Sell Paternity Test Kits
Johannesburg, South Africa – November 24, 2009 – The London Evening Standard’s Anna Davis writes about the use of a paternity testing kit that is being sold over the counter for the first time in Britain.
Pharmacist Prashant Patel started selling the £30 DNA test kits at the Clockwork Pharmacy in Hackney and now also stocks them at his chain’s other nine stores across London and the South-East.
The product contains a swab to collect cheek tissue from the father, child, and optionally the mother. Customers then pay £119 to send the samples to a laboratory in New Mexico, US. International Biosciences claims its test is 99.9 per cent accurate, although there is no regulatory body to verify this.
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Notes for Editors:
About International Biosciences
International Biosciences offer a wide range of DNA testing services, including paternity, siblingship and other relationship tests as well as DNA tests for immigration purposes, child custody cases and even DNA ancestry research. IBDNA benefit from an award–winning Molecular Biologist as one of their directors allowing them to remain at the forefront of international genetic research.
IBDNA also provide a comprehensive website, www.ibdna.co.za, detailing every aspect of the DNA testing process, showing everything from the differences between home DNA testing and legal DNA tests, to consent issues and understanding the final results report.