DNA Test - Barceloneta, PR

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (888) 715-8030 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 - Barceloneta, Puerto Rico

Barceloneta PR DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Barceloneta, Puerto Rico 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 Barceloneta 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 Barceloneta PR

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Barceloneta 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 Barceloneta, plus many more locations throughout Puerto Rico and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Barceloneta. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Barceloneta , PR 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 Barceloneta as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Testing in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico

Establishing Paternity in Barceloneta

In Barceloneta, and the rest of Puerto Rico, when a child is born to unmarried parents, he or she is considered to be fatherless unless the parents establish legal paternity. If the child is born in Puerto Rico, adding the father's name to the birth certificate is sufficient to establish paternity. It can also be done by signing and filing a voluntary statement of paternity form or by court order. If the parents don't agree about the identity of the child's father, the courts will likely require a DNA test to confirm paternity before issuing a ruling.

Presumption of Paternity

In Puerto Rico, when a child is born to a married couple, they are both considered the child's legal parents. In this case, establishing paternity is not necessary. However, if the woman's husband is not the child's biological father, this presumption can be challenged. The child's mother, legal father, or biological father each have the right to file a challenge. A legal representative of the child can also file a challenge on the child's behalf.

It should be noted, though, that not all challenges will be successful. The courts will consider whether the presumptive father has already been acknowledging the child as his own, and will also put the best interests of the child above all else.

Paternity and Child Support

Mothers often seek legal paternity in order to get financial support for their child. Until legal paternity is established, the courts cannot issue a support order. If a mother doesn't know where the child's father is located or the father has not acknowledged the child, then the Puerto Rico Child Support Office can assist. They may be able to help track down the father and can mandate a DNA paternity test. Once a paternity test shows that the man is the child's biological father, the courts will issue a ruling requiring him to financially support his child. For residents of Barceloneta, the local child support office is located in San Juan.

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