DNA Test – East Hartford, CT

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in East Hartford, Connecticut at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (860) 845-6121 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 – East Hartford, Connecticut

East Hartford CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our East Hartford, Connecticut 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 East Hartford 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 East Hartford CT

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in East Hartford, the state of East Hartford, Connecticut, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from East Hartford to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in East Hartford. 

East Hartford CT DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in East Hartford, Connecticut

When a child is born to unmarried parents, in East Hartford, and the entire state of Connecticut, no father will be listed on the birth certificate until action is taken to establish paternity. According to Hartford attorneys at Freed Marcroft Family Law, there are two ways to establish Paternity in CT. The easiest is for both parents to sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form.

If there’s a dispute about the identity of the child’s father or either party doesn’t agree to sign the form, then paternity must be established through a court order. In this case, the judge will usually order a DNA test before making a ruling.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in East Hartford

There are many reasons to go through the effort of establishing legal paternity. Attorneys at the Hartford-based Law Offices of Robert B. Fried note that in addition to providing the child with a sense of identity, establishing paternity also allows the child to have access to the father’s health insurance, Social Security, and veteran’s benefits.

Once paternity is established, the mother benefits by being able to receive child support while the father can have contact with the child by requesting custody and/or visitation. He will also have input on important issues like schooling, medical care, and more.

Paternal Rights in East Hartford, CT

Either a child’s mother or presumed father can petition the courts to establish legal paternity. In some cases, such as when the mother and child are receiving state financial assistance, the state of Connecticut may also file paternity actions.

When a man is deemed to be a child’s legal father, he is obligated to make child support payments. However, according to attorneys at Hartford’s Dolan Divorce Lawyers, PLC, he does not automatically receive the right to visitation or custody. To receive these benefits, he will need to petition the courts. Before granting these requests, the courts will weigh many factors and make a decision that is in the best interests of the child.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in East Hartford, Connecticut

701 Main Street East Hartford, CT 06108
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM About this Location: DNA testing in East Hartford is available at this location, down the block from Hockanum River.

Some East Hartford Neighborhoods That We Serve

Goodwin St / School St
Connecticut Blvd / Main St
King St / Collimore Rd
Forbes St / Silver Ln
Forest Village
Silver Lane

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

Connecticut Background Check for Employers in East Hartford, CT


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