Updated 6/26/2016

These Terms of Service are provided by Wellex, Inc. (the operator of dna-paternitytesting.com website and by the physician who accepts or rejects your referral for services)

You, as a user of the services provided by dna-paternitytesting.com understand and acknowledge that by agreeing to use this website to seek testing services by referral to a qualified physician, that understanding and acceptance of these conditions and terms of service are required.

  1. You understand that you will be asked by the website for your demographic information and the nature of your requests for testing services. You must be truthful, as aliases are not accepted. If confidentiality is requested, an ID number may be used in place of your name, however valid demographic information must be collected and listed on the patient chart on file with the physician.
  1. You understand that this web site serves as a resource for patients desiring certain medical screening and/or testing for certain diseases by referral to a qualified physician.
  1. You understand that this web site does not participate in the practice of medicine and does not provide any diagnosis and/or treatment.
  1. You understand that this web site has made arrangements for your referral to a qualified physician who is licensed and has prescriptive authority in the state in which you will be tested.
  1. You are 18 years old or older and you are the one to be tested.
  1. You understand that only if your referral for testing is refused by the ordering physician that you will receive a full refund. Otherwise no refunds will be issued.
  1. You understand that to be tested will either require the delivery of an at-home collection kit or a visit to a certified patient service center (usually close to your location) to have your specimen collected.
  1. You understand that if your request for a referral is made in the states of NY, NJ, or RI, the laws of these states require that the actual fees paid directly to the lab for your testing will be disclosed to you. The web site will charge a fee for their services and the preparation and referral to a physician.
  1. You understand that any and all of your personal medical history and personal data collected at the web site or from the referral physician will be treated confidentially as required by HIPAA. (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996)
  1. You understand that your relationship that you have with the physician whom you are referred will only be related to the screening test or testing for the condition of which you are concerned, but in no way, either written or implied, now or in the future will extend beyond the scope of the testing in consideration. No expectations have been made and you have no expectations of your own for receiving any medical care or follow up from this physician other than as related to this testing.
  1. You understand that every effort will be made to have your testing results returned to you within 2 to 5 business days after specimen collection at the patient service center or after a home collected specimen is received for processing. You understand that, at times, the results might be delayed beyond 4 days and the lab may require a return visit for repeat sample collection.
  1. You understand that by acceptance of these terms of service that if you do not hear about your results in 5 business days that it is your responsibility to notify the website by calling the website for instructions about receiving your results. You understand that if you do not hear about your results, you can’t assume the test was negative or normal.
  1. You understand that the web site and the physician will protect your privacy and security of all of your personal health information (PHI) as defined by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
  1. You further understand that by accepting referral to your assigned physician and having the recommended testing, you voluntarily assume any risks associated with the screening process. In addition, you hereby release and hold harmless, your assigned physician, the laboratory performing the testing, and any other persons or entities associated with this screening process from any and all claims, rights and causes of action arising from any injury or other damages or the consequences thereof, resulting from or in any way connected with the screening while on the Patient Service Center’s premises or otherwise directly or indirectly arising from the transaction conducted through the services provided and/or though the relationship with your assigned physician.
  1. You understand that the physician to whom which you are referred or their designate, will provide to you as much information and counseling to the best of their ability about any findings on your testing, and that it may be necessary for you to seek additional care from your private physician or to seek further psychological counseling if needed.
  1. You are participating in this testing process voluntarily and understand that a visit to your personal physician to discuss findings and/or treatment is advised.
  1. You understand that a copy of the final report of your laboratory will be made available to you or sent to the physician of your choice with appropriately prepared and signed medical information release documents at your request.

You agree that these Terms of Services are construed under the laws of the State in which you reside and that if any portion is held invalid or unenforceable, the remainder shall, notwithstanding, continue in full legal force and effect.

By accepting these “terms of Service” for referral for testing and/or screening services, you hereby certify that you have read this entire document that you understand and agree to all of the terms and conditions. You knowingly and voluntarily use this acceptance as your consent for initiating a limited patient/physician relationship and for appropriate laboratory screening and/or DNA Testing.

If you have any questions please contact us

Wellex, Inc. (dna-paternitytesting.com)
308 North 21st Street
Suite 650
Saint Louis, MO 63103
800.805.7837 (phone)