DNA Test - Bristol, CT

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Bristol, Connecticut at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (860) 845-6082 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 your Bristol DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Bristol, Connecticut

Bristol CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Bristol, Connecticut 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 Bristol 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 Bristol CT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Bristol 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 Bristol, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Bristol. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Bristol , CT 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 Bristol, the state of Bristol, Connecticut, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Bristol to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Bristol. 

Bristol, Connecticut - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Bristol, CT

In Bristol, CT, if parents aren't married and are sure about who the father is, they can sign a form called the Acknowledgment of Parentage. This form is usually given in the hospital after the baby is born. After signing, it should be sent to the Paternity Registry. If you fill this out at the hospital or at the Department of Social Services, they'll usually send it for you. The AOP holds the same weight as a court-ordered judgment of parentage, so it is important not to sign this document unless both parents are in agreement.

Sometimes, parents aren't sure about who the father is or they might have disagreements. In such cases, they might need to go to court. If you're ever unsure, it's best not to sign any forms. When such cases go to the Connecticut Superior Court, a judge often orders a DNA test for the child and the possible father. DNA tests are simple, fast, and don't hurt.

For those in Bristol, CT needing a DNA test, Health Street is here to help. We offer reliable DNA testing to suit your situation.

Bristol, Connecticut: Benefits of establishing paternity

There are many unmarried parents who live together happily. However, it's important that even these parents remember the benefits of legally identifying the father. By not doing so, the child could miss out on benefits like:

The right to inherit from both parents
Access to the medical history of both sides of the family
Financial support from both parents
Health and life insurance
Social Security
Pensions and veterans' benefits
A better sense of identity

For parents, if paternity isn't legally confirmed, there can be issues later. Mothers might not receive child support, and fathers might not have any rights to see or care for their child. It's best to solve these matters early on to avoid future worries.

Last updated 8/14/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Bristol

West End North
Fern Hill Road
Bristol Northeast
Oakridge Road
Chippens Hill
Federal Hill

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Establish paternity for your child and for you! - ct.gov. (n.d.-a). https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DSS/Child-Support/dadbklt.pdf
Child support brochure - ct.gov. (n.d.-a). https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DSS/Child-Support/Child-Support-Brochure---Final-version-2022.pdf
Parentage. CT.gov. (n.d.). https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Vital-Records/Parentage