DNA Test – Greenwich, CT
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Greenwich, Connecticut at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (203) 586-4098 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 – Greenwich, Connecticut
Types of DNA Tests at our Greenwich, Connecticut 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:
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 Greenwich DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Greenwich CT
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Greenwich 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 Greenwich, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut 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 Greenwich as well as communities all across the nation.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Greenwich.
Greenwich CT DNA Information
Establishing Paternity in Greenwich
When a child is born to unmarried parents in Connecticut, the parents must take steps to establish legal paternity. According to Heidi E. Opinsky, an attorney serving Greenwich and the surrounding area, there are two primary ways for an unmarried couple to establish paternity. The first, and easiest, is for both parents to sign and file an “Acknowledgment of Paternity” form.
If the couple doesn’t agree about the identity of the child’s biological father, then one party will need to file a petition with the courts, asking them to schedule a paternity hearing. In this case, the courts will require DNA testing before making a ruling.
Reasons to Establish Legal Fatherhood
Establishing paternity is more than a legal formality. In fact, Fairfield County paternity lawyers Schoonmaker, George, Colin, Blomberg, Bryniczka, & Welsh point out many important reasons to establish paternity. This includes encouraging a healthy parent-child relationship, giving the child rights to the father’s healthcare and other benefits, and terminating the other parent’s right to put the child up for adoption. In addition, paternity must be established before courts can rule on important matters like custody, visitation, and child support.
Contesting Paternity in Connecticut
What happens if a man is told he’s a child’s biological father, but he isn’t sure? According to attorney Maya Murphy, who serves Greenwich and the surrounding area, there are some legal ways to deal with this. If the parents have signed an acknowledgment of paternity form, either party has 60 days to rescind it. After 60 days, the matter must go to court.
If a paternity case is brought to court, a DNA test that shows a man is a child’s biological father is admissible without authentication. However, it is possible to make an objection to the test, it it’s done within the 20 days prior to the court hearing.