Looking for a genetic test?

Genetic testing may already be available on your drugstore shelf. A prominent chain, whose name does not begin with "Wal", is offering DNA test kits in some markets. These are available in Oregon (according to sales flyers), but not online. I don't know how many states have them, or whom you have to ask in the store to get one.

I am contacting the company to see if they will tell me whose test they use, so I can better judge the quality of the testing offered.

Now, if you live in a small town, you may have to use the ploy people often use in a small town: go to another town to purchase your test kit if you don't want anyone you know to know what you're doing.

Don't know how long these will be available. I would guess that news releases--no related releases came up on the drugstore website--will inform us if the test marketing is successful and sales are sufficient to warrant carrying this speciality product.

Marie Godfrey, PhD

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