DNA Test - Abington, PA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Abington, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (215) 774-5166 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Schedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Abington, Pennsylvania

Abington PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Abington, Pennsylvania clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
Avuncular DNA Test (aunt/uncle and niece/nephew)

Specimens we can test for DNA

The easiest and most reliable way to obtain a DNA sample for paternity testing is to swab the inner cheeks of the alleged father and child or children. These skin cells are known as buccal cells, and they rub off easily onto cotton swabs and remain in place for analysis by our laboratory.

Other specimen samples, such as hair follicles, fingernails, and garments that might contain someone's DNA, can also be tested. An Alternative Specimen DNA Test is done by ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. Accurate results for DNA paternity testing with 99.99% confidence or greater take about a week.

When deciding which type of DNA test is right for you, consider first what you might do with the results. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Abington DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Abington PA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Abington clinics is simple and fast, and we often have appointments available in the same week. It's always helpful to schedule in advance to make sure you get the time you want. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Abington, plus many more locations throughout Pennsylvania and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Abington, PA was in 2017.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Abington. 

Abington, Pennsylvania - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Abington, PA

Determining paternity in Abington, PA, is a process with clear steps. When parents are sure about the identity of the father, they have the option to fill out an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) form after their child is born. This form is typically available at hospitals, where staff can help guide parents through the process. The parents' signatures on the form must be witnessed by a third party who is at least 18 years old and is not one of the parents. After completion, the form is sent to the Department of Public Welfare. It's important to note that while filling out the AOP doesn't immediately give the father all parental rights, it does help in gaining legal custody or visitation rights. It also ensures the father is notified if there are any adoption proceedings.

If there's uncertainty about paternity, going to court is another option. The court often requires genetic testing for the child and the potential father. DNA tests are fast, non-invasive, and highly accurate, providing trustworthy results. If the judge determines paternity, then other rights like child support, visitation hours, or custody can also be established if necessary.

Abington, Pennsylvania: Denial of paternity

DNA testing can be important in instances where the presumed father denies paternity. If he continues challenging paternity after the DNA test, the case might proceed further in court. Upon the court's decision, if it acknowledges him as the biological father, his name can be added to the child's birth certificate.

If a man wants to revoke paternity establishment after signing the AOP, he has a 60-day window for retraction. Beyond this period, challenging paternity becomes more complex. At this point, he may only challenge paternity on the grounds of coercion, fraud, or deception, and he must provide substantial and convincing evidence.

Last updated 9/29/2023

Neighborhoods in Abington Served by our Clinics

Willow Grove
Town Center
Abington East
Roslyn West
Roslyn South
West Oak Lane

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Berman & Associates. (n.d.). https://www.bermanlaw.com/how-to-establish-paternity-in-pennsylvania/
Establishing paternity. Establishing Paternity | Montgomery County, PA - Official Website. (n.d.). https://www.montgomerycountypa.gov/615/Establishing-Paternity