DNA Test - Brockton, MA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Brockton, Massachusetts at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (508) 252-0637 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 - Brockton, Massachusetts

Brockton MA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Brockton, Massachusetts clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Brockton DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Brockton MA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Brockton 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Brockton, plus many more locations throughout Massachusetts and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days 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 Brockton as well as communities all across the nation.

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

Brockton, Massachusetts - DNA Testing

Using DNA Paternity Testing to Establish Paternity in Brockton, MA

Under certain circumstances, a Brockton mother may need to establish paternity, but is unsure of the identity of her child's biological father. Uncertainty surrounding a child's birth father can cause difficulties when looking to establish paternity and seek monthly child support services, as the state of Massachusetts will require the biological father to legally declare parental rights first.

When a Brockton mother is unsure who her child's biological father is, it's important to conduct a DNA paternity test prior to establishing paternity. Failing to conduct DNA testing and acting upon assumption to establish paternity could result in a Brockton man being legally locked into child support payments, just to later discover he's not the true biological father. DNA testing can be completed voluntarily or via court order if the assumed father denies paternity and refuses to test.

Methods of Establishing Paternity in Brockton, MA

Following the use of DNA testing to accurately identify the biological father of a child, Brockton parents can use one of two methods to <a" title="establish paternity" href="https://www.mass.gov/how-to/how-to-establish-parentage" target="_blank" rel="noopener nofollow">establish paternity in the state of Massachusetts. When the father is willing to establish paternity, the easiest method is to complete a Voluntary Acknowledgement Form. This form legally declares the child's biological father and grants him his parental rights over the child.

In the event that a Brockton father refuses to establish paternity, then a petition to establish paternity will need to be filed in Plymouth County Court. Initiating the paternity establishment process through this legal action allows the court system to mandate the father completes the necessary steps to establish paternity, which often includes DNA paternity testing. Once paternity is established, the two Brockton parents can move forward with custody and child support agreements.

Experts in Brockton, MA Say…

Once paternity is established, Brockton parents can move forward with child custody agreements. When being determined in a Massachusetts courtroom, Brockton family law attorney, Bill Farias, says there are numerous factors that are considered for both parents. These factors can include the best interests of the child, the child's relationship with the parents, and the criminal and drug abuse history of the parents.

Last updated 12/26/2022

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Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"How to establish parentage." Massachusetts Commonwealth, https://www.mass.gov/how-to/how-to-establish-parentage
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"Plymouth Probate and Family Court." Commonwealth of Massachusetts, https://www.mass.gov/locations/plymouth-probate-and-family-court
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"Custody Determination." Farias Family Law, https://www.billfariaslaw.com/massachusetts-child-custody-lawyer-2/
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"Brockton, MA." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/brockton--ma/