DNA Test - Allentown, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Allentown, Pennsylvania at 4 testing laboratories. Call (610) 345-7401 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 - Allentown, Pennsylvania

Allentown PA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Allentown PA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Allentown 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 Allentown, 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Allentown, the state of Allentown, Pennsylvania, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Allentown to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Allentown. 

Allentown, Pennsylvania - DNA Testing

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Allentown, PA

If an Allentown mother is not married to the biological father of her child at the time of the child's birth, Pennsylvania law is unable to automatically establish paternity for both parents. Parental rights are only provided to the mother. Unmarried parents must establish paternity to legally recognize the child's biological father and establish his legal rights, roles, and responsibilities.

The state of Pennsylvania offers easy ways of establishing paternity through the PA Child Support Program. Through this state program, Allentown parents can complete an Acknowledgment of Paternity at the hospital following the child's birth or through a Lehigh County Division of Vital Statistics office location. Once this establishment has been properly filed with the state of Pennsylvania, Allentown parents can move forward with child support hearings if required.

Navigating a Difficult Paternity Establishment in Allentown, PA

The PA Child Support Program discussed above is a method of establishing paternity that is completely voluntary and requires both parents to agree. In the event that an Allentown parent is prevented from properly establishing paternity due to the other parent's refusal or paternity denial, then a petition to establish paternity will need to be made through Lehigh County Court.

By initiating this legal movement to establish paternity via court order, a Lehigh judge can issue a summons for the opposing parent to appear in court and complete the necessary steps to establish paternity. These steps typically include the use of DNA paternity testing services to accurately identify the biological father. If identified, paternity will be established, and the biological father is granted legal responsibilities over the child.

Experts in Allentown, PA Say…

One notable factor as to why it's so important for Allentown parents to properly establish paternity is that it opens the door for the father to seek legal custody if need be. When two parents can't come to an agreement on child custody, they must rely on the Lehigh County Court to create one for them. According to Allentown family law attorney David Crosson, there are many factors the court will consider when creating a custody agreement, from the child's age to their relationship with both parents.

Last updated 10/20/2022


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Allentown, Pennsylvania

1608 W Allen Street Allentown, PA 18102
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M: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PMT: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PMW: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PMTh: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PMF: 6:30 AM - 2:30 PMSa: 7:00 AM - 10:30 AM About this Location: Allentown Public Theatre, a local performance venue known for its diverse range of productions, is located not far from our location.
501 Cetronia Road Ste 105 Allentown, PA 18104
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M: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM(M Lunch: 12-1 PM)T: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM(T Lunch: 12-1 PM)W: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM(W Lunch: 12-1 PM)Th: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM(Th Lunch: 12-1 PM)F: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM(F Lunch: 12-1 PM)Sa: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM(Sa Lunch: 12-1 PM)Su: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM(Su Lunch: 12-1 PM) About this Location: Cedar Crest College is a private women's liberal arts college known for its academic excellence and commitment to women's leadership. It's located within a short distance from our location.
1255 S Cedar Crest Blvd Suite 1200 Allentown, PA 18103
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M: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PMT: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PMW: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PMTh: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PMF: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM About this Location: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, a combination amusement and water park, is a popular destination for families and thrill-seekers. It's located a short drive from our location.
6990a Snowdrift Road Allentown, PA 18106
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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: Lehigh Valley Sporting Clays, a unique outdoor shooting range, is situated close to our location. It offers a variety of shooting experiences in a scenic, reclaimed quarry, making it a popular destination for both beginners and experienced shooters.

Neighborhoods Served in Allentown

Hamilton District
Lehigh Estates
Pennfield Place
Summit Ridge
Village View
Westbrook Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establish Paternity." PA Child Support Program, https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws/CSWS_controller.aspx?PageId=CSWS/establish_paternity.ascx
"Domestic Relations Section." Lehigh County Court, https://www.lccpa.org/drs/
"What do Judges Look for in Child Custody Cases." Crosson Richetti and Daigle Lehigh Valley Family Lawyers, https://crossonrichetti.com/what-do-judges-look-for-in-child-custody-cases/