DNA Test - Bronx, NY

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Bronx, New York at 6 testing laboratories. Call (718) 619-4321 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 - Bronx, New York

Bronx NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Bronx, New York 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:

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 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 Bronx DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Bronx NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Bronx 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 Bronx, plus many more locations throughout New York 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Bronx, NY performed by Health Street was in 2011.In fact, we have successfully completed 4205 DNA tests at The Bronx testing centers since then.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Bronx that they need. 

Bronx, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Bronx, NY

There are three ways of establishing paternity in the Bronx.

  1. The mother is married to the father when giving birth, and he is automatically considered the legal father.
  2. If they are not married, both of them can sign an Acknowledgement of paternity, which names him as the legal father.
  3. An Order of Filiation at the Family Court can be filed. In this situation, the court will handle the case, and if there is no agreement on paternity, the court orders a DNA test.

In the case that the DNA test shows that the man is not the biological father, the petition is dismissed. If the DNA test shows the man is the biological father, the parents can agree on paternity, and the court will issue an Order of Filiation stating that the man is the biological father.

Challenging paternity in Bronx, New York

If the individual thinks he is the biological father of the baby but is not married to the mother or they conceived the baby when she was married to someone else, he may file a petition. These cases are usually taken to court, and there is usually a court hearing. During the hearing, the court may request a DNA test to determine whether the man is the biological father.

A swab test is usually used to take the DNA samples from inside the cheeks of the baby and both parents. The test is very quick and painless. You will receive the result about two weeks after the lab receives all three samples, and based on the DNA test results, the court can establish who the legal father is.

If you are not sure you are the biological father and are not married to the mother, do not sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity. Paternity establishment is handled in the Family Court system, and you can find the Bronx Family Court at 900 Sheridan Ave., Bronx 10451.

Last updated 6/13/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Bronx

Mott Haven
Van Nest
Hunts Point
Morris Heights

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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