DNA Test - Getzville, NY

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Getzville, New York at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (716) 745-4621 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 - Getzville, New York

Getzville NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Getzville, New York 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 Getzville 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 Getzville NY

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

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 Getzville as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Estbalishing Paternity in Getzville NY

How to Establish Paternity in Erie County

If a child is born to unmarried parents in New York State, completing and filing a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form is the easiest way to establish legal paternity. According to Hogan-Willig Law Firm, which serves clients throughout Erie County, this is often done in the hospital when a child is born.

If both parents don't agree, the child's mother, the child/guardian, or the man who believes he is the child's father can start a paternity case. The Department of Social Services can also open a case if the child is receiving public assistance.

You can file a petition with Erie County Family Court by completing the appropriate forms and mailing them to:

Petition Processing Unit
One Niagara Plaza
Fourth Floor
Buffalo, NY 14202

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

There are many important reasons to establish legal paternity. According to Erie County attorneys Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner, & Gambino, P.C., some of the benefits include:

Allowing the child to identify with both parents
Adding the father's name to the child's birth certificate
Ability to receive financial support from both parents
Access to Social Security, insurance, veteran's benefits, and other benefits associated with both parents

In addition, the child's father can request visitation and/or child custody only after paternity is legally established. The child's legal father can also access certain critical information about the child. For example, he can be notified if the mother is trying to place the child up for adoption.

Dealing with Paternity Disputes in NY

According to the New York State Department of Child Support Enforcement, if there's any question about the identity of a child's biological father, it's critical that the parents do not sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form. In this case, it's necessary to file a paternity petition with the courts instead.

The courts will then require the mother, child, and potential father to take a DNA test. This will determine whether the man is likely the child's biological father. If so, the courts will issue an Order of Filiation, which declares that the man is the child's legal father.

Neighborhoods in Getzville Served by our Clinics

Campbell Meadows
Lake Forest
Radcliffe Estates

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity." HoganWillig Attorneys At Law, https://www.hoganwillig.com/services-86
"Filing a Petition in Family Court." NYCourts.gov, https://ww2.nycourts.gov/courts/8jd/Erie/family/petitions.shtml
"Paternity." Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner & Gambino, P.C., https://www.colesorrentino.com/buffalo-child-custody-lawyers/paternity/
"Paternity Establishment." New York State Child Support, https://www.childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/paternity_establishment.html#doubt
Erie County Department of Social Services, https://www2.erie.gov/socialservices/index.php?q=child-support-available-services
"Discover your Getzville neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/getzville--ny/