DNA Test - Auburn, ME

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Auburn, Maine at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (207) 401-2257 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 - Auburn, Maine

Auburn ME DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Auburn, Maine 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 Auburn 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 Auburn ME

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Auburn 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 Auburn, plus many more locations throughout Maine and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Auburn. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Auburn , ME 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

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 Auburn as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Auburn, ME - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Auburn, ME

If a mother is married when her child is born, the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father. But, in Auburn, if a child is conceived while the parents are not married, the parents must establish paternity. The easiest way to establish paternity in Auburn is by signing an Acknowledgment of Parentage (AOP), a legal form stating the child's legal father. Parents can sign an AOP at the hospital when the child is born or at the City Clerk's office, located at 60 Court St. in Auburn. An AOP is voluntary, and if parents cannot agree to sign the form, they can establish paternity in court. Establishing paternity is important for the child. It helps the child develop a sense of identity, create relationships with both parents, access medical information from both parents' families, and grants the child access to benefits, like social security, veterans' benefits, life insurance, and other available benefits.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Auburn, ME

If you establish paternity in court, the judge may order DNA testing. DNA test results will help the court decide whether a parent shall become the child's legal parent. However, DNA testing alone doesn't establish paternity; the court will make the final decision. DNA testing looks at genetic markers to prove the child's father. If the child doesn't match any DNA with the man, he is not the child's biological father. DNA test samples are taken from the child and alleged father by swabbing the inside of their cheeks. DNA test samples are analyzed in a certified laboratory.

Experts Say...

Cordell & Cordell, paternity lawyers that serve Auburn, discussed paternity and fathers' rights. "By signing the affidavit, the mother and father confirm that he is the biological father of the child," said the attorneys. "The father's signature also affirms that he will be responsible for the child's financial and medical support until adulthood." They also said that after establishing paternity, the court may order the father to provide child support payments and medical insurance for his child.

Last updated 8/25/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Auburn

Auburn Plains / East Auburn
Auburn South
Auburn Southeast
City Center
Danville / Danville Corner
Haskell Corner / Lewiston Junction
Hotel Rd
Minot Ave
New Auburn
Stevens Mill / Youngs Corner

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP)." Maine Department of Health and Human Services, https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/sites/maine.gov.dhhs/files/inline-files/AOP.pdf
"Genetic Testing." Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Child Support Services, https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/ofi/programs-services/child-support-services/establish-paternity/genetic-testing
"Declaration of Paternity." Cordell & Cordell, https://cordellcordell.com/practice-areas/declaration-of-paternity/
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