DNA Test - Fall River, MA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Fall River, Massachusetts at 2 testing laboratories. Call (508) 252-0638 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 - Fall River, Massachusetts

Fall River MA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Fall River, Massachusetts 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 Fall River 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 Fall River MA

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

Fall River, Massachusetts - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Fall River

In Fall River, Massachusetts, unmarried parents must establish paternity. If both parents agree about paternity and have no doubts, they can sign a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP). This can often be done at the hospital with the staff's help, as they usually know how to file the documents. The father can be added to the child's birth certificate after the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity has been filed.

Another option is establishing paternity via court. The court may order DNA testing to prove whether an alleged father is a biological father. Genetic testing is often done as a cheek swab, a fast and reliable method. Once the judge receives the test results to prove the father-child relationship, they can establish paternity. However, the judge may also consider other evidence while establishing paternity. After legal paternity has been established, the parents can request the court to establish custody, visitation hours, and child support if necessary.

DNA test reunited Fall River firefighter with his father

Jason was raised by his mother, and he never met his father. He spent decades trying to find his father. Eventually, his wife encouraged him to take a DNA test, and he found an uncle named Simon. Soon, they realized Simon's brother was Jason's father. He used to date his mother back in high school, and he knew she was pregnant but was told it was not his. He had no idea that Jason was his son.

The father and son decided to meet after many exchanged messages, and they quickly realized how many similarities they both shared. Now, they meet biweekly and have already planned many trips together. Jason's father said it may have taken 42 years, but it was the best thing that ever happened to him, and he is overjoyed to have a son.

Last updated 12/21/2022

Neighborhoods in Fall River Served by our Clinics

Father Kelly East
Father Kelly
Highlands North
Steep Brook
St Annes
Sandy Beach
Bank Street
Corky Row

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