DNA Test - Cheektowaga, NY

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Cheektowaga, New York at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (716) 215-2720 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 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 - Cheektowaga, New York

Cheektowaga NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Cheektowaga, New York 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 Cheektowaga 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 Cheektowaga NY

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

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 Cheektowaga as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Cheektowaga, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Cheektowaga, NY

Establishing paternity means legally identifying the father as a parent. It is essential to do so when parents are not married and have a child together. In Cheektowaga, New York, parents have two options for establishing paternity. They can sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) at the hospital once the child is born. An AOP is a legally binding document that establishes the man as the legal father, and should only be signed if parents agree about paternity.

Another option for parents who disagree about paternity is legally establishing paternity by the court. Sometimes, parents choose this option because they also want the judge to establish child support, custody, and visitation rights. The court will usually order the alleged father and the child to undergo a DNA test to prove whether they are related. A DNA test is a simple and quick method of proving paternity, often done by a cheek swab. Unless other convincing evidence is presented, the judge will often use the paternity test results to establish paternity.

Cheektowaga, New York: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity can benefit the child, the mother, and the father. Once paternity is established, they can share rights and responsibilities toward the child. Both parents can participate in decisions about the child's health, education, or religious upbringing.

The child can also benefit from legal paternity. Some benefits for the child can include:

A better sense of identity
Knowing both parents and having the father's name on the birth certificate
Access to the family medical history
The right to inherit
Military, veterans, or disability benefits, if applicable
Social Security
Health and life insurance

New York State Putative Father Registry

New York State is one of the few states that has a confidential registry of men who have fathered children out of wedlock. It's called the New York State Putative Father Registry. According to Cheektowaga attorneys office Wojtan, Vallone & Melin, P.C., fathers who are listed in this registry have the right to receive notifications about legal proceedings regarding guardianship, custody, foster care, or adoption of his child.

Once the form is filed, the child's mother will be notified via certified letter that the father has filed an Instrument to Acknowledge Paternity. A man should only file these forms if he's completely sure he is the biological father of the child. Otherwise, he should petition the courts for a DNA test.

Last updated 12/23/2022

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Establishing paternity - New York City. (n.d.). Retrieved December 23, 2022, from https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/child_support/EstablishPaternity_W549E.pdf
"What Unwed Fathers Need to Know." Wojtan, Vallone & Melin P.C., 10 September 2009, http://www.wojtan.com/882/family-law/what-unwed-fathers-need-to-know/