DNA Test - Fajardo, PR

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Fajardo, Puerto Rico at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (888) 715-8030 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 - Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Fajardo PR DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Fajardo PR

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Fajardo 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 Fajardo, plus many more locations throughout Puerto Rico 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.  We have helped thousands of people from Fajardo 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 Fajardo that they need. 

DNA Testing in Fajardo, Puerto Rico

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Puerto Rico

If a Fajardo child's parents aren't married when he or she is born, under Puerto Rico law, the child is considered to be without a legal father. According to attorneys at the Puerto Rico law firm of Zorrilla & Silvestrini, until paternity is established, a child's mother in Fajardo has "sole parental responsibility" for the child. Not only does this mean the father will have no input into how the child is raised, but he also cannot request visitation or custody rights. In addition, the mother cannot receive child support without establishing legal paternity.

Social Security Case Highlights PR Paternity Laws

A 2013 case involving a child's claim for Social Security survivor's benefits brought to light real-life applications of Puerto Rico's paternity laws. The case began when a child named "Erika" was born to an unmarried mother who did not put the father's name on the child's birth certificate. When the child's alleged father died, her mother filed for Social Security survivor's benefits for her children.

After Erika's application was initially denied, the mother submitted additional evidence, including a DNA test. However, the test did not meet the necessary requirements. Despite this, the courts ordered that since the father had voluntarily acknowledged Erika as his daughter, she was considered his legitimate daughter. Therefore, she was entitled to these benefits just as much as any other legitimate child.

Puerto Rico's Presumption of Paternity

Under Puerto Rico law, when children are born during a marriage, the mother's husband is presumed to be the child's legal father. This is also the case if a child is born within 300 days from when a marriage is terminated. If there's reason to believe the man is not the child's father, an interested party can challenge the presumption of paternity. The parties allowed to do so include the child's mother, the presumed father, the child's biological father, or the child (through a legal representative).

Neighborhoods in Fajardo Served by our Clinics

Monte Mar
Monte Vista
Quebrada Fajardo
Quebrada Vueltas
Ro Arriba
Santa Isidra

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Family Law." Law Offices of Zorrilla & Silvestrini, P.A., https://www.zspalaw.com/family-law.html
"Program Operations Manual System (POMS) - PR 01115.043 Puerto Rico." Social Security Administration, 16 December 2013, https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/1501115043#
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