DNA Test - Hamden, CT

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Hamden, Connecticut at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (203) 987-6327 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 Hamden 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 - Hamden, Connecticut

Hamden CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hamden, Connecticut 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 Hamden 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 Hamden CT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hamden 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 Hamden, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Hamden. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Hamden , CT 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.  The first DNA test in Hamden, CT performed by Health Street was in 2017.In fact, we have successfully completed 25 DNA tests at Hamden testing centers since then.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Hamden that they need. 

Hamden, Connecticut - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Hamden, CT

If parents from Hamden, Connecticut, are not legally married, they should consider establishing paternity. They can do so in two ways:

Voluntary establishment of paternity: This means both of the parents sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity. This usually happens at the hospital after the child's birth and the form is sent to the Department of Public Health.
Involuntary establishment of paternity: Parents can go to the Connecticut Superior Court and let the judge determine paternity.

After establishing legal paternity in Hamden, either parent may pursue visitation hours or custody through the court. However, until paternity has been established, the father cannot pursue these rights. Similarly, the mother can only seek child support once paternity is established.

Health Street's DNA tests, typically done via cheek swabs, are painless and highly accurate. If you're seeking trustworthy DNA testing services in Hamden, Connecticut, whether for personal assurance or legal reasons, Health Street is here for you. Simply schedule an appointment at your preferred time.

Hamden, Connecticut: Why is paternity establishment important

Some parents might feel establishing legal paternity is unnecessary, especially if they are co-parenting without conflict. However, complications can always arise, and the child can miss out on important benefits of legal paternity. For example, some rights or benefits the child can gain may include:

The right to inherit from the father
Health and life insurance
Social Security
Pensions and veterans benefits
The father's name on the birth certificate
Access to medical information of both sides of the family

Choose Health Street for trusted DNA testing

Thinking about DNA testing can be overwhelming. That's where Health Street comes in. We offer clear and accurate DNA tests in Hamden, Connecticut. DNA test results are easy to understand, giving you the peace of mind or legal documentation you need.

Last updated 9/22/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Hamden That We Serve

Beecher Heights
Dunbar Hill
Hamden Plains
Mix District
Mount Carmel
Hamden Southwest
Hamden North
Quinnipiac University

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Establish paternity for your child and for you! - ct.gov. (n.d.-n). https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Departments-and-Agencies/DSS/Brochures/Child-Support/mombklt.pdf