How the IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Test Works

The ONLY Paternity Test Trusted by America's Pharmacies

Getting a Paternity Test from IDENTIGENE is as easy as going to your local drugstore.  You can find the kit in the family planning or home diagnostics aisle in more than 20,000 locations nationwide.  

Rush Processing Fee: $99 -- Get results in as little as 1-day

Simply purchase the kit, collect cheek swab samples, and send them to the IDENTIGENE paternity test lab.  Access results online just 2 days from the time your samples arrive at the laboratory.

Now Available in New York! Please see our DNA Paternity Test Collection Kit for New York Residents.

How it Works

1. Purchase the Paternity Test Kit

Purchase the kit at your local drug store or buy online. Find the IDENTIGENE DNA Paternity Test Kit at CVS, Fruth, Rite Aid, USA Drug, and (find a store). Look for the kit in the family planning or home diagnostics aisle.

What's in the Box

The Paternity Test Kit includes the following:

  • Instructions (English/Español)
  • Order Form
  • Sample Envelopes (1 per person)
  • Cheek Swabs (3 per person)
  • Postage-paid Return Mailer

2. Fill Out the Order Form and Sample Envelopes

Be sure to complete the Order Form by including your payment information for the lab fee and choosing a username and password for securely accessing your results online.

Use one Sample Envelope per person and write in the name, date of birth, and other information on the envelope. Be sure to get signed consent for each person in the test (a legal guardian must sign for children under 18).

3. Use the Cheek Swabs to Collect a DNA Sample

Use one pack of Cheek Swabs (3 swabs) for each person. Carefully swab the inside of the cheek (between the cheek and gums) for about 20 seconds. Place all 3 swabs (for one person) into the Sample Envelope with their name written on it. Repeat this for each person in the test.

4. Mail to Identigene

Place the Order Form and Sample Envelopes (with cheek swabs) inside the postage-paid Business Reply Mail Envelope and mail to IDENTIGENE.

In just 2 days after your samples arrive at the lab, access results online with the username and password you wrote down on the Order Form.

If you have any questions about your paternity test, please contact us (Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET).


1-888-404-GENE (4363)

Call Center Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-6 pm ET


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