DNA Testing in Hartford, Connecticut

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Hartford, Connecticut at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (860) 845-6108 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 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 - Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hartford, 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 Hartford 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 Hartford CT

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

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 Hartford as well as communities all across the nation.

Commitment to Community

Health Street is dedicated to serving the people of Connecticut. We are committed to offering understanding and support during the emotional process of obtaining a paternity test or other DNA test in Hartford.

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Establishing paternity in Hartford, Connecticut

Establishing paternity in Connecticut is essential for parents who are not married and want the same rights and responsibilities for the child. If both of them cooperate, the process is very straightforward. They sign the Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) and file it with the Paternity Registry at the Department of Public Health. Although this is the easiest way to establish paternity, it should only be done if both parents have no doubts about who the father is.

Sometimes, parents do not cooperate, or they are unsure about who the biological father is. If that happens, parents can go to court and let the judge determine paternity. The court will usually ask the alleged father to do a DNA test to determine paternity. The father and the child will be tested, and after, the judge can establish paternity.

DNA test confirmed two Connecticut friends were sisters

Julia and Cassandra were born in the Dominican Republic, but both were adopted into the United States. They had been working together at a bar in Connecticut and soon realized they both had tattoos of the Dominican Republic flag. Julia and Cassandra became friends. Many people started to say they looked like sisters, but their adoption documents did not match. It said they were from different cities, had different last names, and the mother was not the same.

Another woman, Julia's friend Molly who was also adopted, helped them figure it out. They took a DNA test and realized Julia and Cassandra were sisters and Molly was Julia's cousin. They also learned their parents had nine kids, and they were the only two adopted. At that time, their parents were struggling to take care of their sick brother and could not handle more children. Their mother died in 2015 from a heart attack, but they are both in touch with their father and are excited to discover this new, big family!

Last updated 10/10/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Hartford That We Serve

North Meadows
Downtown North
Behind The Rocks
Upper Albany
Frog Hollow
South End
West Boulevard
Clay Arsenal
Nook Farm
Asylum Hill

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Pelletiere, N. (2021, October 4). 2 friends who worked together learn they're biological sisters. Good Morning America. Retrieved October 10, 2022, from https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/family/story/friends-worked-learn-biological-sisters-76099870