DNA Test - Framingham, MA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Framingham, Massachusetts at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (508) 252-0644 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.

Schedule your Framingham DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Framingham, Massachusetts

Framingham MA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Framingham MA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Framingham 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 Framingham, plus many more locations throughout Massachusetts 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Framingham as well as communities all across the nation.

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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Framingham. 

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Massachusetts Law Regarding the Presumption of Paternity

In the state of Massachusetts, there are several circumstances when a man is automatically presumed to be a child's legal father. According to experts at the Framingham-based Tsizer Law, a presumption of paternity occurs when:

A child is born to a married woman.
A child's mother was widowed or divorced in the 300 days prior to the child's birth. In this case, the mother's husband or ex-husband is presumed to be the child's father unless the mother has signed paperwork stating otherwise.
The man is listed on the child's birth certificate.
The man acknowledges paternity, and the mother does not object within a set amount of time.
Certain situations where the child was born prior to April 13, 1994.

If none of these cases hold true, the couple must take steps to have the biological father declared child's legal father.

How to Establish Legal Paternity in Massachusetts

When a mother is not married at the time of the child's birth and a presumption of paternity does not exist, steps must be taken to establish a child's legal paternity. Framingham-based Barach Law Group explains that there are several ways to do this. A Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage form can be used when both the mother and the father agree that the man is the child's biological father. Once this form is signed and filed, the man becomes the child's legal father, and his name is added to the birth certificate.

If the parents do not agree about the identity of the child's biological father, a court order may be needed. In this case, an interested party can file a Complaint to Establish Paternity. The judge will typically order a DNA test before issuing a ruling. If genetic testing determines that the man is the child's biological father, his name is added to the birth certificate, and he is responsible for paying child support.

The Benefits of Paternity for Parents and Children

While establishing legal paternity requires some effort, the benefits are well worth it. According to the Law Office of Robert M. Stone, which serves clients in Framingham and the surrounding area, some of the advantages of establishing paternity include:

The father is required to pay child support, ensuring both parents provide for the child's needs
The father has the ability to seek visitation and/or custody of the child
The child will be able to access his or her full family health history

In addition, establishing paternity gives the child the right to receive an inheritance from the father and access benefits such as health and life insurance, Social Security, and veterans' benefits based on the father's records.

Last updated 6/19/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Framingham

Central St
Concord St
Edmands Rd
Pleasant Street
Potter Rd
School St
South Framingham
Union Ave
Wittenborg Woods
Woodcrest Acres

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"Paternity." Tsizer Law, P.C., https://tsizerlaw.com/family-law/paternity/
"How do you Establish Paternity in Massachusetts?" Barach Law Group LLC, 19 September 2019, https://www.barachfamilylaw.com/blog/2019/09/how-do-you-establish-paternity-in-massachusetts/
"Paternity Action." Law Office of Ronald M. Stone, https://stonelawma.com/family-law/paternity-action/
"Explore Our Communities." Choose Framingham, https://www.chooseframingham.com/77/Explore-Our-Communities