DNA Test - Bryn Mawr, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (610) 345-7547 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 - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

Bryn Mawr PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Bryn Mawr, 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 Bryn Mawr 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 Bryn Mawr PA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Bryn Mawr to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

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Establishing Paternity in Bryn Mawr, PA

Unlike married couples, Pennsylvania law requires unmarried Bryn Mawr couples to legally establish paternity themselves. This is because with no legal husband, the law can't legally assume anyone to be the child's father. By establishing paternity, both parents recognize and legally declare the child's biological father. This process is especially important, as it opens the opportunity for the child to receive benefits from the father and allows either parent to seek child support services.

If both parents are willing to establish paternity, the easiest way to go about this process is by completing an Acknowledgement of Paternity at the hospital following the child's birth. This form can also be completed at a later date through a Montgomery County Assistance Office of the Department of Public Welfare location. Bear in mind, this process creates a legal bond between father and child, so be sure to seek DNA paternity testing if there are any doubts of the child's paternity.

Dealing With Paternity Denial in Bryn Mawr, PA

Even if a Bryn Mawr mother has full confidence in her child's paternity, she may struggle to establish legal paternity if the presumed father denies and refuses to complete the process. Delaying this process will prevent the mother from receiving child support payments, as there is no legally recognized father to demand support from. For Byrn Mawr mothers who find themselves in a similar situation, the best thing to do is file a paternity petition through the Montgomery County Family Court.

By filing this legal movement, the courts can mandate that the presumed father appears in court to complete the processes needed to legally establish paternity. Typically, a judge will request the DNA testing of the mother, child, and presumed father. If results conclude the man is the child's father, the courts will legally establish paternity and implement child support agreements if necessary.

Experts in Bryn Mawr, PA Say...

Even when a Bryn Mawr parent is successful with obtaining a child support agreement, the parent may still struggle to receive payment. Fortunately, even when faced with this issue, there may still be ways for parents to collect payment from those who don't fulfill their responsibilities. According to Bryn Mawr Family Law Attorney Patrick Cooper, the state of Pennsylvania has multiple ways of acquiring child support payments if a parent fails to pay their obligations. Some of the methods to collect payment include withholding directly from the parent's paycheck, seizing bank accounts, and even intercepting lottery winnings.

Neighborhoods In and Around Bryn Mawr That We Serve

Brennan Drive
Bryn Mawr Gables
Conestoga Village
Conwyn Arms Apartments
Ithan Mills
Montrose Condominiums
Rosemont Plaza
The Villas At Bryn Mawr Apartment Homes

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establish Paternity" PA Child Support Program, https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws/CSWS_controller.aspx?PageId=CSWS/establish_paternity.ascx
"Family Matters" Montgomery County, https://www.montcopa.org/258/Family-Matters
"Philadelphia Child Support Lawyer" Sadek and Cooper Law Offices, https://www.familylaw.sadeklaw.com/legal-services/child-support-lawyer/
"Discover your Bryn Mawr neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/bryn-mawr--pa/
"Bryn Mawr Pennsylvania Apartments" Google, https://www.google.com/search?q=bryn+mawr+pennsylvania+apartments&rlz=1C1DKCZ_enUS787US788&oq=Bryn+Mawr+Pennsylvania+Apartments&aqs=chrome.0.0j0i22i30j69i60.532j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8