DNA Test – Dorchester, MA
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Dorchester, Massachusetts at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (617) 863-9229 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 Dorchester 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 – Dorchester, Massachusetts
Types of DNA Tests at our Dorchester, Massachusetts 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:
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 Dorchester DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Dorchester MA
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Dorchester 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 Dorchester, plus many more locations throughout Massachusetts 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.
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Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Dorchester as well as communities all across the nation.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Dorchester.
Local DNA Testing for Dorchester, MA
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Dorchester, MA
If a man is married to the mother when the child is born, the husband is the child’s legal father under Massachusetts law. If a child is born while the parents are not married, paternity can be established by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage or by a paternity court order.
In Dorchester, MA, if establishing paternity through the court system, DNA testing will be ordered and the mother, alleged father, and child will submit DNA samples.
Attorney Akosua Agyepong of Massachusetts explains what you should do if you think you’re the father of a child. “If you would like to establish parental rights for a child on whose birth certificate you are not listed as father and whose mother is not agreeable to modifying the child’s birth certificate,” she said, “pursue a Complaint to Establish Paternity sooner than later. The longer you wait to pursue action with the court, the higher the likelihood that you will be denied the opportunity to establish paternity and parental rights.”
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