DNA Test – Forest Hills, NY

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Forest Hills, New York at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (718) 619-4641 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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69-12 Austin Street
Forest Hills, NY 11375
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DNA Testing Forest Hills NY

Forest Hills NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Forest Hills NY 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 Forest Hills DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Forest Hills NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Forest Hills 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 Forest Hills, plus many more locations throughout New York and across the United States. During registration, we’ll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that’s most convenient. You’ll 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 Forest Hills to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Commitment to Community

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service for a paternity test in Forest Hills, New York. Health Street is very proud of our commitment to the DNA testing needs of the community. 

Facts about DNA Testing in Forest Hills NY

Children Born to Unwed Parents Are Legally Fatherless in New York

In New York state, children born to unwed parents do not have a legal father unless the parents file additional paperwork. Only married fathers can automatically be considered a child’s legal parent. If there is no question about who the father is, parents can file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) to legally establish paternity and fatherhood.

Whenever the paternity of a child is in dispute, the state of New York recommends DNA testing. DNA test results from certified laboratories can be used in legal proceedings in NY Family Court. Families with any doubt about the paternity of a child should not submit an AOP before undergoing the necessary testing.

DNA Test Confirms Paternity of Pacers’ Star Paul George Baby Daughter from Queens

Queens-native Daniela Rajic brought a paternity lawsuit against Pacers’ all-star player Paul George in 2014, claiming George was the father of her newborn baby named Olivia. Although George and Rajic had a relationship for years, George disputed the claim that Olivia was his daughter. While avoiding legal hearings and court-ordered DNA testing, George said that if the child was found to be his, he would petition for full custody because Rajic was unfit to be a parent.

George finally took the paternity test, revealing that he was Olivia’s biological father. Since then, George has gone back on his original statement about seeking full custody and settled on a shared custody agreement with Rajic. Reportedly earning at least $18 million a year, George has also been required to pay Rajic and Olivia child support.

Queens NYPD Officer Loses Court Battle After DNA Test Crushes “Weave Defense”

Former NYPD officer Sgt. Tracy Gittens was put on desk duty in Queens while investigators looked into her claim that she tested positive for marijuana in an employer drug test. She said the positive test results were because a sample of her weave was accidentally tested instead of a sample of her own hair. Gittens, who was wearing natural hair weave at the time of the random drug test, hoped this defense would help her keep her security job at the Gracie Mansion.

After DNA testing Gittens, lab technicians determined that the sample used in the drug test came from Gittens with 95% certainty. Experts admitted that there was a small chance the hair could have come from a matrilineal family member as well, however unlikely. Gittens eventually lost her job due to the failed drug test and her untruthful response afterwards.

Where We Are Located

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Forest Hills, New York

69-12 Austin Street Forest Hills, NY 11375
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PMTuesday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PMWednesday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PMThursday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PMFriday: 7:00 AM – 2:30 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM About this Location: If you are looking for paternity tests in Forest Hills, New York, you can find us across from MacDonald Park.

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