DNA Test - Corning, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Corning, New York at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (607) 307-3331 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 Corning 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 - Corning, New York

Corning NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Corning, 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 Corning 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 Corning NY

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Corning 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 Corning that they need. 

Corning, NY - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Corning, NY

Two Corning parents must establish paternity in the state of New York if they are not married at the time of their child's birth. This process is used to declare a child's biological father as a legal guardian, granting him his parental rights. The easiest way to establish paternity is by completing an Acknowledgment of Parentage form following the birth of a child and filing it with the state.

However, in cases where one parent refuses to establish paternity, the other will instead need to request assistance from Steuben County Family Court to complete the process. A court-ordered paternity establishment will likely include the use of DNA testing to verify the child's biological father. Once paternity is established, the parents can then further request court assistance to create custody, visitation, and child support plans.

Importance of DNA Testing When Establishing Paternity in Corning, NY

When discussing the process of establishing paternity, it's important to note that signing an Acknowledgment of Parentage is completely voluntary unless a court action is filed. This means that two Corning parents can be quick to establish paternity without verifying the given paternity claim. In some cases, this may result in a man being declared a child's legal father although they are not biologically related.

If a parent learns later of this mistaken paternity, the legal father will still be held responsible for any child support obligations up until paternity is disestablished. To avoid such concerns altogether, a Corning parent should first seek out DNA paternity testing before establishing paternity to verify the paternity claim and ensure the correct individual is gaining parental rights and responsibilities.

Paternity Programs in Corning, NY

The state of New York offers the Putative Father Registry program for fathers who believe they have had a child out of wedlock. While this is not a method of establishing paternity, registering with this database will protect the rights of New York fathers if the child is involved in court proceedings that involve adoption or custody placement.

If notified, a Corning father can potentially establish paternity through DNA testing and seek custody if the courts determine he is a good fit in terms of the child's placement.

Last updated 7/21/2023

Neighborhoods in Corning Served by our Clinics

Apple Creek Townhomes
Bonady Garden Apartments
Corning Heights
Harris Road
Kimble Hill
Mountainbrow Village Townhouses
Quail Bay Apartments
Southside East
Southside West
Western Northside

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Steuben County Family Court." NY Courts, https://ww2.nycourts.gov/courts/7jd/Steuben/Family/index.shtml
"Neighborhood Action Plan." City of Corning, https://www.cityofcorning.com/vertical/sites/%7BBE0E976C-81B9-4F4C-8763-A90E76CF4D33%7D/uploads/Master_Plan_-_Neighborhood_Plans.pdf
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