DNA Test - Hoboken, NJ

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Hoboken, New Jersey at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (201) 903-7787 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 - Hoboken, New Jersey

Hoboken NJ DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Hoboken NJ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Hoboken 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 Hoboken, plus many more locations throughout New Jersey 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Hoboken to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Hoboken, NJ DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

Usually, individuals in Hoboken, NJ, use DNA tests to establish paternity, change a child's birth certificate, or decide about child custody and support. Learn more about genetic tests and their usage below.

Paternity Testing

Sometimes, parents from Hoboken, NJ, may need clarification about who the biological father is. There may be multiple reasons behind it, especially in situations where the mother had multiple partners or if a man doubts or asserts his paternity. In these situations, paternity testing provides definitive answers and peace of mind.

Child Custody and Support

When a child is born outside of marriage, paternity must be established; otherwise, the father has no rights for custody of the child and no obligations to pay child support. When the court is determining paternity, the judge often orders DNA tests to prove whether the alleged father is the biological father.

Changing a Birth Certificate

Sometimes, Hoboken parents may have established paternity without a DNA test and learned later on it was mistaken paternity. In that case, changes may need to be made to the birth certificate, and the court may request DNA testing.

Post-Mortem Testing

When inheritance rights are involved, DNA testing may be necessary to establish a relationship with a deceased individual. Courts can authorize this testing to substantiate claims for inheritance.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

DNA samples are collected using methods like cheek swabs or hair follicles. The samples are then analyzed in certified laboratories, with technicians comparing 21 genetic markers to determine if there is a biological relationship.

How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

The wait times for DNA test results in Hoboken, NJ, vary based on your chosen method and provider. Usually, cheek swab results are available sooner, whereas hair follicle results can take longer.

Establishing Paternity in New Jersey

Unmarried parents from Hoboken, New Jersey, have two options on how to establish legal paternity.

  1. A Certificate of Parentage. This voluntary method is often the quickest and easiest way to establish paternity. It can be signed at the time of the child's birth or later.
  2. Filing a paternity case. Parents can also approach the New Jersey Superior Court for paternity determination. In such cases, DNA testing is frequently used to confirm the father-child relationship.

Last updated 12/13/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Hoboken

The Waterfront
Columbus Park
Northwest Hoboken
The Railhead District
City Center
Southwest Hoboken
Northwest Hoboken

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


What is paternity? - the official web site for the State of New Jersey. (n.d.-bk). https://www.nj.gov/health/vital/documents/factsheet/birth/pop_flyer_english.pdf
Kristina Otterstrom, A. (2013b, September 17). Paternity in New Jersey. www.divorcenet.com. https://www.divorcenet.com/resources/paternity-new-jersey.html