Who’s your daddy? New Yorker offers mobile tests


If you can't see the video, click here. 

If there’s DNA, there’s a test. If there’s a test, there’s money. In the best entrepreneurial New Yorker spirit, Jared Rosenthal is running a mobile DNA paternity lab in the city’s five boroughs. He sells quick, reliable tests for men who want to know whether a child is theirs or not and children who want to know whether mom and dad are really related to them. Rosenthal told ABC News:

“DNA really gets at a person’s identity, it gets to the core of their identity, who your parents are, who your children are, how you define yourself ethnically and culturally. The RV [truck] is a little more intimate than a clinic, clients tend to talk more they tell us things, we experience some of these life-changing moments with them.”

He also does drug testing in his brown and white truck emblazoned with the words “who’s your daddy?” He does about 100 tests a month. The service costs US$299, or $425 per couple, and $100 for each additional person. Mr Rosenthal has five people on his staff and 10 contractors who do mobile collecting. 




MORE ON THESE TOPICS | genetic tests, New York, paternity tests

This article is published by Michael Cook and BioEdge under a Creative Commons licence. You may republish it or translate it free of charge with attribution for non-commercial purposes following these guidelines. If you teach at a university we ask that your department make a donation. Commercial media must contact us for permission and fees. Some articles on this site are published under different terms.

 
 Search BioEdge

 Subscribe to BioEdge newsletter
rss Subscribe to BioEdge RSS feed

 
comments powered by Disqus