DNA Test - Hempstead, NY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Hempstead, New York at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (516) 217-9407 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 - Hempstead, New York

Hempstead NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Hempstead, 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 Hempstead 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 Hempstead NY

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Hempstead, the state of Hempstead, New York, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Hempstead 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 Hempstead. 

Hempstead, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Hempstead, NY

In Hempstead, New York, parents can establish paternity outside of wedlock through the following methods:

Family Court: Either party can file a petition with the Family Court, requesting a legal determination of paternity. This process may involve genetic testing to confirm the biological connection between the alleged father and the child.
Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP): This voluntary agreement, if signed, legally recognizes the man as the child's father. However, signing should only be completed if there's absolute certainty about paternity, as it's a legally binding commitment.

Genetic tests can be used for legal purposes or simply for peace of mind. Health Street provides DNA home kits and legal paternity tests with 99.9% accuracy; the process is painless and quick. Do not hesitate to schedule an appointment at one of our clinics in Hempstead.

Hempstead, New York: Benefits of establishing paternity

Both parents and the child can benefit from paternity establishment. One of the most significant benefits for the mother is that she can share financial responsibility with the father and pursue child support. Once paternity is established, the father can ask the court for custody or visitation hours. He will also have to be notified if there are any adoption proceedings. Before paternity has been legally established, he has no rights to custody or visitation.

Some of the benefits the child can receive are:

Access to medical history from both sides of the family
Social Security
Medical and life insurance
Child support
Veteran's benefits, if available
The right to inherit from both parents

Health Street's DNA testing services in Hempstead, NY, are known for precision, legal credibility, and confidentiality. Our tests provide 99.9% accuracy, offering reliable insights for critical family decisions and are legally admissible for matters like custody or inheritance.

Last updated 9/29/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Hempstead That We Serve

East Garden City
West Hempstead
Garden City
Franklin Square
Rockville Centre
East Meadow

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


New York State Center for Child Well-Being. (n.d.). Child support. NYS DCSS | Acknowledgment of Parentage FAQ. https://childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/aop_faq.html
Jenn Yadegari, C. A. (2013, July 31). Paternity in New York. www.divorcenet.com. https://www.divorcenet.com/resources/paternity-new-york.html