Results from home DNA tests can be used in Scams

DNA testing is becoming increasingly popular, moving from old-fashioned curiosity to seeking specific answers for their health and wellness. According to MIT Technology Review, the number of people participating in DNA testing doubled in 2017.

Instead of choosing a test center or secure home kit, many people opt for the cheaper home kit alternative. These kits allow participants to send a sample of saliva in a plastic tube or a buccal swab to the testing agency to receive their genetic results. Home kits boldly advertise their advantages of no appointment, a cheaper option, and simple testing process.

It all sounds very intriguing, but should we be concerned with how these results are verified and being used?

As with many trending issues, home DNA tests are increasingly being used in scams. Home kits are not exempt from private data and information being easily transferred, sold, or stolen. The information thieves acquire from these tests can be used to steal identities and other related crimes.

At DNA Paternity Testing, we use extreme measures to keep your medical information secure, especially with our home kits. We take your privacy very seriously, training our staff on all HIPAA compliance policies and ensuring that all tests and counseling remain confidential.  We never sell or release your information except if needed to comply with HIPAA standards. Unlike the uncertainty of other home kits, you can rest assured that your results are safe with us!

DNA Paternity Testing provides rock-solid answers to important questions like parentage and ancestry. With over 2,000 centers nationwide, DNA Paternity Testing Centers is one of the largest, most affordable, networks of accredited DNA testing labs in the United States. Our price is unbeatable without sacrificing quality. We offer DNA testing for paternity, maternity and all other relationships (grandparents, siblings, aunts/uncles). Call us today at 866.944.9546 or ORDER ONLINE!

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