Hmmm. I work in a clinical genetics lab, just FYI. I’ve never heard of these people, and, while their site doesn’t scream “SCAM!” at me, there are one or two things that kind of make me wonder. Firstly, nowhere on their site that I saw did they say exactly what kind of test they’re doing - is it sequencing? PCR? Southern blotting? I only skimmed a few of their pages, so if it’s there, I’m wrong.
Secondly, there’s an occasional misspelling and the mouseovers don’t work very well, which could just be the fault of their web guy. But I tend to be wary of companies with poorly-put-together websites.
Finally, they claim to test all 23 pairs of chromosomes, but they only charge $219, which is ridiculously low, in my experience. We charge at least that much in our lab for our cheapest one-mutation tests. Usually more. If we were going to look at at least 23 loci at once, our price would easily be in the thousands.
So, though I’m not saying definitely don’t do it, I’d do some more research into this company before giving them any of my money.