DNA Test - Hamlin, PA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Hamlin, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (570) 503-6961 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Hamlin, Pennsylvania

Hamlin PA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Hamlin PA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hamlin 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 Hamlin, plus many more locations throughout Pennsylvania 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Hamlin, the state of Hamlin, Pennsylvania, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Hamlin to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Hamlin. 

DNA Testing in Hamlin, PA

Reasons to Establish a Child's Paternity

When a child is born to unmarried parents, it's necessary to take some steps to legally establish the child's paternity. While some may wonder whether this is worth the effort, experts at the O'Malley Law Office (which serves clients in the Wayne County area) offer several reasons why legal paternity is more important than you may think.

First, legal paternity must be established before a child can receive court-ordered child support. In addition, the courts cannot rule on critical topics like child custody and visitation until a man has been deemed the child's legal father. Establishing paternity also allows a child to receive benefits including an inheritance, Social Security benefits, veteran's benefits, medical insurance coverage, and more.

How to Establish Paternity in Hamlin, PA

There are several different ways to establish paternity in the state of Pennsylvania. The easiest is for both parents to sign and file a "Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity" form. This is often done at the hospital when the child is born. Otherwise, parents can obtain the form from their local Department of Public Welfare (County Assistance) Offices or at the Domestic Relations Office of the County Courts. In Wayne County, this is located at 925 Court Street Honesdale, PA 18431.

If there is a dispute about the child's paternity, one party has to petition the courts for an "order of paternity." In this case, it's likely that the courts will order DNA testing before issuing a ruling.

Avoiding Paternity Fraud

Sadly, paternity fraud is quite common. According to attorneys at Fisher & Fisher Law Offices, which serves Wayne County and the surrounding area, this often occurs when a mother doesn't tell the man that there is more than one possible father. Once paternity is established, it's very difficult to have it reversed. This is why it's so important to request a DNA test prior to acknowledging paternity, even if you believe there is a strong possibility the child is yours.

Neighborhoods in Hamlin Served by our Clinics

Hyde Park
South Side
Jefferson Township

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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