DNA Test - Bensalem, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Bensalem, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (267) 313-5447 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 - Bensalem, Pennsylvania

Bensalem PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Bensalem, Pennsylvania 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 Bensalem 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 Bensalem PA

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Bensalem, the state of Bensalem, Pennsylvania, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Bensalem, PA was in 2018.

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 Bensalem. 

Local DNA Testing for Bensalem, PA

Local DNA Stories

DNA testing led to long-lost family members finding each other after 60 years have passed. In 2020, Laurie Gandel Samuels from Bucks County put a family history together for her grandchildren. What was supposed to be a "craft project" turned into in-depth research as Samuels began discovering family members she didn't even know existed with help from DNA testing. DNA testing showed a strong match between Samuels and a German woman and her son. Samuels began communicating with the two of them.

Meanwhile, Samuels used her test results and information from known family members to track down family members on her father's side. She began a Facebook group for all of them to communicate and share stories. Samuels and the German woman found out how they were related. The woman's great-grandfather and Samuel's grandfather were brothers. Samuel was able to discover the history of her family and to meet the family she never had. As of April 2021, her Facebook group of family members was up to 14 people.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Bensalem, PA

Establishing paternity offers benefits for the child including:

Having the father's name on the birth certificate
Healthcare benefits
Social Security benefits
Military benefits
Child Support

In Bensalem, PA, paternity must be established if a child is born to unmarried parents. Until paternity is established, the child will have no legal father. Paternity can be established voluntarily if both parents agree to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. An alleged father should not sign the form if he's unsure he is the child's biological father. Instead, he should request DNA testing to prove paternity. DNA testing samples are collected with a cheek swab and show genetic matches and biological relationships between two people.

Neighborhoods in Bensalem Served by our Clinics

Woods Of Neshaminy
Neshaminy Valley
Village Greene
The Valley
Thunder Hollow
Cornwells Heights
County Downe
Hidden Valley

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Panzer, Sophie. "DNA Testing Reunites Long- Lost Family After 60 Years." Jewish Exponent, 28 April 2021, https://www.jewishexponent.com/2021/04/28/dna-testing-reunites-long-lost-family-after-60-years/
"Establishing Paternity." Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare - Bureau of Child Support Enforcement, https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/CSWS/csws/forms/PUB575v210.pdf
"Acknowledgment of Paternity." Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, http://services.dpw.state.pa.us/oimpolicymanuals/ma/PA_CS_0611.pdf
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