Web Site: http://www.nimblediagnostics.com
Do they performs laboratory analyzes themselves? No, the site is a dealer/re-seller.
Laboratory Location: the United States, analyzes are subcontracted to DDC.
Information Quality: On some tests, we would like to find more information. Website a bit so brief, but clear. The navigation is not smooth when using Google translate for a foreign language, and windows open to “stick” to the mouse pointer with the original English text and the text, full of nonsense (due to Automatic translation). I preferred to stay on the English content. We would have liked to find on the site how many regions of DNA are tested with the super sensitive paternity test and what it brings in terms of accuracy.
Products offered: paternity testing and family relationship, the baby’s gender, Ancestry, DNA Art.
Special feature: This site is one of the few to offer DNA Art is a color print of the spectrum bands of your DNA, your DNA sequence or graph. Printing is done on canvas, paper or metal plate sizes up to 46 × 91 × 61 cm up to 137 cm. There are not a wide selection of models, but the product still remains sufficiently original to anyone who would like to show its DNA.
Accreditation displayed: AABB, ISO1725 and NATA. They could not be verified because the links do not lead to their certificates or the list of companies accredited by these organizations. The site is not under that name on the list of AABB Accredited laboratories. Their customer service confirmed that the tests were carried out by the DDC laboratory.
Maternal sample: not mandatory, but it is included in the paternity analysis of prices.
Ability to send discrete samples: yes, but with a $250 per sample cost.
Consent: The laboratory does not require the consent of the mother of children under 18, only one of the children’s father may suffice. The laboratory performs tests on discrete samples but at an extra cost of $250, while you can also find a service equivalent at $80.
Price: All tests are priced much higher than average. Paternity tests start at $249. In general the price of DNA tests increases with the number of participants.
Payment: Online payment by credit card or PayPal.
Delay in obtaining results: 10-15 days from receipt of samples at the laboratory. That’s longer than the average time of other laboratories.
Why I have my doubts: The site offers a test between cousins ($599) without explanation of the test method or on its high price. We are skeptical because other laboratories do not offer this test because in general there is not enough DNA in common between two cousins to make the tests conclusive. Another curiosity: When you order their “DAN Art”, it is offered a discount if you have ordered a DNA test in the past. Does this means they retain the DNA samples after analysis instead of destroying them?
Customer service test: The service answered within 2 working days. Even though the site is (machine-) translated in multiple language, the staff only speak English. It’s unclear how they will resolve customer problems speaking any other language.