DNA Test - Amherst, NY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Amherst, New York at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (716) 215-2713 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 - Amherst, New York

Amherst NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Amherst, New York locations:

The most commonly ordered DNA test is a Paternity Test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Paternity Testing can be performed at our testing centers. DNA Testing can be done for other close family relationships, such as:

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 people being tested. 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 registering online and shipping the specimens to us.

Legally Admissible DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible DNA testing service. 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. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, for child support, or to change the name on a birth certificate, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Amherst DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Amherst NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Amherst 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. Register online, or please call our customer service team, which can help you book your appointment over the phone.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Amherst, plus many more locations throughout New York and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Amherst. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Amherst , NY so you can choose the testing center that is most convenient. When you register, you can also pick the appointment time and date that you prefer.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Amherst, NY performed by Health Street was in 2017.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Amherst that they need. 

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Establishing paternity in Amherst, New York

If you are an unwed parent or parent-to-be, you must establish paternity to identify as a child's father legally. If both parents have zero doubts about who the biological father is, they can establish paternity voluntarily by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). These forms are usually available in the medical office or clinics where you go for prenatal care or at the hospital or birthing center where the baby is born.

Sometimes, mothers can be unsure about who the biological father is. In that case, it is best not to sign an AOP and go to court. The judge will usually ask the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test to prove if there is a parental relationship between them. After that, the judge can establish paternity.

If you have a surrogate mother, it is also essential to establish paternity. You will have to have a surrogacy agreement or a record showing both parents' consent to assisted reproduction.

Amherst, New York: Benefits of establishing paternity

Once you establish paternity, there are multiple advantages for both parents and the child. The mother can share responsibilities with the father, and the child can receive financial support. The father will legally become a father with all rights and obligations, and his name will be on the child's birth certificate. He will also have the right to visitation hours and custody, which need to be established by the court. If the mother decides to give up the child for adoption, the father must also be consulted.

These are some primary benefits a child can gain by establishing paternity:

Having the father's name on a child's the birth certificate
Legally knowing both parents and gaining a sense of identity
Knowing the family medical history and having access to it
Getting financial support from both parents
Being entitled to social security, medical insurance, military allowances, and veteran's benefits
Having the right to inherit from both parents

Last updated 10/17/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Amherst

East Amherst
Ellicott Creek
North Amherst
Clarence Center

Additional Services

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New York State Center for Child Well-Being. (n.d.). Child support. NYS DCSS | Acknowledgment of Parentage FAQ. Retrieved October 17, 2022, from https://www.childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/aop_faq.html
Establishing paternity - New York City. (n.d.). Retrieved October 17, 2022, from https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/child_support/EstablishPaternity_W549E.pdf