DNA Test - Fairfield, CT

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Fairfield, Connecticut at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (203) 307-5533 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Fairfield, Connecticut

Fairfield CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Fairfield, 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 Fairfield 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 Fairfield CT

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

Over a Decade of Experience

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

Fairfield, CT - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Fairfield, CT

For unmarried parents, establishing paternity in Fairfield, Connecticut is important. For married couples, the husband is typically assumed to be the legal father, but without that legal union, extra steps are necessary. One way to establish paternity is through voluntary agreement: both parents sign an "Acknowledgment of Paternity" form. Note that this is a legally binding document, and parents should be sure that there are no doubts about the father's identity before signing. Once signed, this document is filed with the Department of Public Health.

If parents disagree or are unsure about paternity, either party can take the matter to the Connecticut Superior Court. In these cases, judges often order genetic testing. Conducted via a non-invasive cheek swab for both the child and the alleged father, DNA samples are analyzed in specialized labs. After paternity is established, the judge can also establish custody, visitation hours, or child support if necessary.

Fairfield, CT: Reasons to establish paternity

By establishing paternity, the mother has the right to pursue child support in court. Beyond financial aspects, legally recognizing the father can give both parents rights and obligations towards the child. This can include sharing financial and emotional support for the child, sharing custody, or visitation hours.

The child might also receive benefits from legal paternity, some of which can include:

Knowing both parents: Establishing connections and relationships with both sides of their family.
Sense of identity: Understanding their heritage and family history.
Health history awareness: Access to important information about family medical histories.
Inheritance rights: Legally obtaining inheritances from both parents.
Financial aids: Entitlement to financial benefits like child support, Social Security, life and health insurance, pensions, and veterans' benefits from both parents.

Consider Health Street as your reliable DNA testing partner. We provide DNA testing services in Fairfield and across the nation.

Last updated 9/21/2023

Neighborhoods in Fairfield Served by our Clinics

Black Rock
The Hollow
Bridgeport South End
Seaside Park
Downtown Bridgeport
Fairfield Beach
Greenfield Hill
West End

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Establish paternity for your child and for you! - ct.gov. (n.d.-m). https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DSS/Brochures/Child-Support/mombklt.pdf