Update on CVS, Rite Aid, and Walgreens 23andMe Kits – July 24, 2020

I knew Walgreens had stopped offering 23andMe kits back when I did my monthly July 2020 DNA update Current July 2020 DNA Prices July 1, 2020. As I was checking CVS and Rite Aid, both were still offering 23andMe kits on their websites or at local stores as of a few days ago. I was surprised when I checked the websites today and did not see 23andMe kits being offered. They offer some HomeDNA kits that aren’t genealogy related and possibly some paternity type tests if your location allows such tests to be sold. None of the links below are affiliate links.

For paternity tests, these kits are generally not admissible in court unless you follow the laws in your state to make them admissible in court. Several include New York kits that you would need a medical doctor or lawyer authorization and the collected DNA to be witnessed by someone allowed by the courts. If you are not sure about being the father, it’s a lot cheaper to do one of the paternity tests to determine paternity. Many courts require you to pay for the paternity test if it turns out you are the father and those tests often run several hundred dollars.

IMPORTANT: This kit is ONLY for New York residents. The New York State Department of Health requires doctor (or lawyer) authorization and a witnessed collection (additional fees may apply). If you are not a resident of New York State, please see our standard HomeDNA Paternity Test.

For CVShttps://www.cvs.com/search/?cp=%5B%7B%22key%22%3A%22source%22%2C%22value%22%3A%22sayt%22%7D%5D&searchTerm=DNA current DNA tests available.

For Rite Aidhttps://www.riteaid.com/shop/catalogsearch/result/?q=DNA current DNA tests available.

For Walgreenshttps://www.walgreens.com/search/results.jsp?Ntt=DNA current DNA tests available.

I also checked Wal-Mart’s website and it offers several 23andMe kits – https://www.walmart.com/search/?query=23andme%20dna%20ancestry%20genetic%20test%20kit&typeahead=23andMe and several other DNA kits by other companies. The cheaper kits are only for the 23andMe DNA collection kit and you have to pay the processing fee when you mail the kit to 23andMe. That’s usually another $70 or $170 depending on if you go with the basic kit only or want the Health reports. It looks likeWal-Mart still offers the AncestryDNA kits – https://www.walmart.com/ip/AncestryDNA-Genetic-Ethnicity-Test-with-Lab-Fee-included/442487021.

 

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