DNA Test - Danbury, CT

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Danbury, Connecticut at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (203) 501-1535 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 - Danbury, Connecticut

Danbury CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Danbury, Connecticut 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 Danbury DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Danbury CT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Danbury 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 Danbury, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut 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 Danbury, CT performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

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

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Establishing paternity in Danbury, Connecticut

When married parents have a child together, Connecticut law automatically establishes the husband as the legal father. However, unwed parents from Connecticut must establish paternity by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP) or going to court. The VAP is a legally-binding document that establishes the man as the legal father, so it is essential that both parents agree before signing. After sixty days from signing, neither parent can revoke it.

When Danbury parents disagree about paternity or are unsure who the biological father is, they often choose to go to court to establish paternity. The judge will usually order the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test to prove whether there is a father-child relationship. The judge can then consider the DNA test results in the paternity decision, but it is important to note that other factors may also be considered. After legal paternity is established, the parents can also go through the court to establish visitation hours, custody, and child support if necessary.

DNA test reunited Connecticut man with daughter

Tony grew up in Colorado, and when he was seventeen, he was dating a girl who got pregnant. She left school and swore to him the child was not his. Years passed, and even though he was told he was not the father, his gut feeling was telling him otherwise. He tried to contact his ex-girlfriend, but she never told him much. Eventually, he met a new woman, married her, and moved to Connecticut.

His wife gave him a DNA test for Christmas, and because Tony was a child of seven, there were a lot of matches for cousins. But one day, he got a message saying he was the biological father of a woman named Reina. At first, he was skeptical, but once they saw her picture, there was no way they were not related. Immediately, they exchanged numbers and finally talked. They met on Father's Day, which was extraordinary because it was the first Father's Day he had ever celebrated. But the reunion wasn't over yet! Some time passed, and Tony received another message from another daughter—Tina. Tina was joyfully overwhelmed with the realization that she had found her father and said she immediately fell to the floor crying. Tony was thankful that he took the DNA test and was even reunited with a second daughter.

Last updated 1/2/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Danbury

Aqua Vista
Townhouse South
Blackstone Estates
Park Ridge

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Mike Wollschlager, C. M. (2022, March 4). This 62-year-old CT man got a DNA test for Christmas. then his life changed - twice. NewsTimes. Retrieved January 2, 2023, from https://www.newstimes.com/local/article/This-62-year-old-CT-man-got-a-DNA-test-for-15682177.php