DNA Test - Allston, MA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Allston, Massachusetts at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (617) 863-9228 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 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 - Allston, Massachusetts

Allston MA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Allston MA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Allston 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 Allston, plus many more locations throughout Massachusetts 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Allston as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Local DNA Testing for Allston, MA

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Allston, MA

When two unmarried parents have a child, they need to establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. If they both agree about who the father is, they can sign an Acknowledgement of Parentage form and avoid going to court to establish paternity. In Allston, MA, once this form has been filed, Massachusetts law allows a parent 60 days to request DNA testing for paternity, so parents must only sign this document if there is no doubt about the child's biological father.

The father will not get his name on the birth certificate or receive parental rights and responsibilities until paternity is legally established.

DNA testing is often used to prove paternity for child custody purposes, and courts will likely order genetic testing. The mother, alleged father, and child are required to submit DNA samples.

Experts Say...

Steven P. Kuhn is a paternity lawyer that serves Allston, MA and Suffolk County. "Although every child has a biological mother and father, if the child is born out of wedlock, then they do not have a legal father," he says.

"Establishing paternity should be done as much for the child's sake as for the father's sake," he continues. "Without a legally designated father, a child will not have all of the rights and benefits that a child born to married parents will have. More specifically, some of the financial and emotional aspects of a child's life that are provided through parenthood will not be experienced."

The Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in Allston, MA

The population of Allston, MA is 35,318.
The median household income in Allston, MA is $63,578.
The top employers in Allston, MA are:
Harvard University
Northeastern University
Boston University
Fidelity Investments
Boston Children's Hospital
Massachusetts General Hospital

Neighborhoods in Allston Served by our Clinics

Allston St
Waverly Apartments
Franklin St
Ashford St
N Beacon St
Holton St
Commonwealth Ave
Brighton Ave

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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