DNA Test - Devon, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Devon, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (610) 345-7546 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 - Devon, Pennsylvania

Devon PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Devon, 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 Devon 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 Devon PA

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

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 Devon as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Local DNA Testing for Devon, PA

Establishing Paternity in Devon, PA

Under Pennsylvania law, when a child is born to a married couple, no necessary steps need to be taken to establish legal paternity. For unmarried Devon parents who are not married, the state provides quick and easy ways to establish legal paternity. Establishing paternity is important as it legally declares who the child's father is, enabling them to now receive benefits like health insurance from either party. Furthermore, the legal establishment of paternity will be required in the case that either parent seeks child support services.

If both parents have full confidence in the child's paternity, the best way to go about the paternity establishment process is by completing an Acknowledgement of Paternity. This form is completely voluntary and is first presented for completion at the hospital following the child's birth. If both parents cannot complete the acknowledgment at this time, one may be completed later through a Chester County Division of Vital Records location.

Navigating Issues Determining Paternity in Devon, PA

Not always will a Devon, PA mother have full confidence in her child's paternity. Before moving forward with the paternity establishment process, Devon parents must accurately determine the child's paternity to avoid any legal hiccups later on. If a man learns at a later date that he is not the biological father, he may face difficulties in court disestablishing paternity and removing any child support obligations. This is because the voluntary acknowledgment has already been completed and filed, and serves as a legal connection between the man and child.

To avoid any of these issues, the best thing a Devon parent can do is to undergo DNA testing. For instances when a mother struggles to have the presumed father submit to DNA testing, she should file a paternity petition with Chester County Family Court. Undergoing this process will allow the courts to summon the presumed father and mandate he submit to DNA testing. If results successfully conclude the child's paternity, then paternity can be legally established, and a parent can seek child support services.

Experts in Devon, PA Say…

Following the paternity establishment process, a Devon parent may need to request child support services. Under Pennsylvania code, when the courts determine the amount of child support that is to be paid out each month, they'll examine multiple factors. According to Devon Family Law Attorney Marta Laynas, the factors that the courts consider include each parent's net income and assets, medical and health insurance support, and any additional needs of the parent or child. Likewise, child support amounts will also depend on custody agreements and how much time with the child will be spent between both parents.

Some Devon Neighborhoods That We Serve

Berwyn Estates
Devonshire Commons
Devon Green
La Maison Apartments
Main Line Berwyn Apartments
Old Forge Crossing
Tarleton Estates

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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