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What are some home DNA/paternity tests sold by Wal-Mart?

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Walmart sells Identigene DNA paternity tests, with two different options available. One is specifically compliant with state laws in New York, according to Walmart. Both tests utilize a "cheek swab" system in which a cotton swab is rubbed on the cheek of both the child and suspected father.

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Swabs are mailed to a lab for processing. Tests are 100 percent accurate, according to the product information at Walmart.com, and may be used for legal purposes if the sample is taken with a witness present. Testing facilities are compliant with AABB and LAB standards. Test results are available online within two business days after the lab receives the test. In New York, the results are also provided by phone when requested. In addition to the cost of the paternity test, users pay a lab fee.

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