DNA Test - Albuquerque, NM

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Albuquerque, New Mexico at 8 testing laboratories. Call (505) 207-2850 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth a certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Albuquerque, New Mexico

Albuquerque NM DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Albuquerque, New Mexico 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 Albuquerque DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Albuquerque NM

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Albuquerque 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 Albuquerque, plus many more locations throughout New Mexico 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 Albuquerque, NM was in 2017.Since then, we have done 30 DNA tests at our Albuquerque facilities.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Albuquerque, New Mexico

If a woman gives birth to a child while not married, the biological father's name can be added to the birth certificate. This can be done by both the mother and the father signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity Statement form.

Legal responsibilities can also be defined by filing a paternity case. The mother or the father can file this case. To get custody of the child or visitation order, unmarried parents must establish paternity first. According to the New Mexico Courts, The District Court of New Mexico has the jurisdiction to determine custody in two cases. The District Court of New Mexico can determine custody if the child was born in the state and is under six months of age. If the child is older than six months, they must have been a resident of New Mexico for at least half a year.

When either of the parents contests the paternity, the court can order DNA testing to establish who is the biological father.

Man connects with his parents after 37 years thanks to a DNA test

When Mitch was born, his mother gave him up for adoption. Years passed, and he decided to take a DNA test to find his biological family. Thirty-seven years later, Mitch finally connected with his biological father. When he first saw his picture, he could not believe his eyes. The resemblance was unmistakable.

He decided to reach out to him and ask if his father knew anything about his mother. The father replied and said to him that they were still together and they had another two kids. He was put up for adoption because they were high school sweethearts, and when Mary discovered she was pregnant, she was still a teenager.

All these years, she kept his picture on her dresser next to photos of her other kids, who knew they had a brother somewhere. It was a closed adoption, so they hoped he would look for them one day. When his mother gave him for adoption, she also gave him a letter saying she hoped he was happy and in good hands.

Upon their reunion, Mitch wondered where the mirror came from because of the strong resemblance to his parents. He reassured his mother that he was happy, and she said that the reunion had finally brought closure.

Last updated 7/7/2022


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Albuquerque, New Mexico

10511 Golf Course Road Nw Suite 106 Albuquerque, NM 87114
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M: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM About this Location: Desert Greens Golf Course is a beautiful golf course known for its well-maintained greens and fairways. It offers a challenging yet enjoyable experience for golfers of all skill levels. This golf course is just a short distance from our location.
8900 San Mateo Blvd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87113
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M: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMT: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMW: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PMF: 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM About this Location: North Domingo Baca Park is a local park near our location. It features a playground, a dog park, and a multi-generational center, making it a popular spot for families and individuals of all ages.
3101 Menaul Blvd Ne Ste B Albuquerque, NM 87107
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M: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM About this Location: Arroyo Del Oso Park, located near our location, is a beautiful green space with a playground, picnic areas, and a scenic walking trail. It's a perfect place for a relaxing stroll or a family outing.
3811 Commons Ave Ne Albuquerque, NM 87109
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M: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM About this Location: Cliff's Amusement Park, a family-friendly amusement park with a variety of rides and attractions, is located near our location. It is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike, offering fun and excitement for all ages.
5700 Harper Dr Ne Ste 110 Albuquerque, NM 87109
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M: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMT: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMW: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMTh: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMF: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM About this Location: Cliff's Amusement Park, a family-friendly amusement park, is located not far from our clinic. It offers a variety of rides and attractions, including a water park and a roller coaster.
3121 Carlisle Blvd Ne Albuquerque, NM 87110
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M: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PMT: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PMW: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PMTh: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PMF: 7:00 AM - 6:00 PMSa: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PMSu: 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM About this Location: Winrock Town Center, located a short distance from our location, is a bustling shopping complex with a variety of retail stores, restaurants, and a movie theater, providing a one-stop destination for shopping and entertainment.
10900 Menaul Blvd Ne Suite C Albuquerque, NM 87112
M-Su: 24 Hours a DayPre-registration required.This location also requires an appt. About this Location: Arroyo Del Oso Golf Course, located near our location, is a popular destination for golf enthusiasts. The course is known for its challenging layout and beautiful views of the Sandia Mountains.
4410 Irving Blvd Nw Albuquerque, NM 87114
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M: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMT: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMW: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMTh: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMF: 9:00 AM - 7:00 PMSa: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PMSu: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM About this Location: Ventana Ranch Community Park, a popular outdoor space near our location, offers a variety of recreational facilities including playgrounds, sports fields, and walking trails.

Some Albuquerque Neighborhoods That We Serve

La Vida Llena
Ventana Ranch
Netherwood Village
Coronado Village
Altura Park
Manyano Mesa
Conchas Park
Embudo Canyon
Tanoan East
Trumbull Village
Vista Del Mundo

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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