DNA Test - Holicong, PA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Holicong, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (215) 774-5289 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 - Holicong, Pennsylvania

Holicong PA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Holicong PA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Holicong 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 Holicong, 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

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 Holicong as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Holicong. 

DNA Tests in Holicong, PA

Establishing Paternity in Bucks County

Legally establishing a child's paternity is fairly simple. However, it's important to understand the rules. According to the Domestic Relations Section of the Bucks County Court System, adding a man's name to a child's birth certificate does not establish legal paternity. If a child is born to unwed parents, both parents must voluntarily sign and file an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form.

Otherwise, one party will have to file a case in court. If there's any debate about the identity of the child's biological father, the courts will typically require DNA testing before issuing an order of paternity.

Is Establishing Paternity Really Important?

You may wonder whether establishing paternity is really worth the effort. The answer is yes! Not only will this give a child a better sense of identity, but it's also a critical first step in determining other important factors impacting the child's life. For example, the experts at Zlock Family Law Attorneys (serving Bucks County and the surrounding area), state that legal paternity must be established before a mother can request child support. The father must also establish legal paternity before he can request custody or visitation rights.

Avoiding Paternity Fraud

While signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) form is an easy way to establish paternity, it's not without some risk. According to Buck's County attorney Karen Ann Ulmer, by signing the form, both parties agree to waive genetic testing and future court actions regarding the child's paternity. For this reason, once the form has been filed, it's very difficult to have it reversed.

The form can be revoked within 60 days of filing. After that, a request for a rescission will need to go through the court system. During the proceedings, the party requesting the rescission will need to prove the form was signed due to fraud, duress, or a material mistake of fact.

Even if this is the case, the request may not be granted. In fact, a DNA test showing the man is not the biological father is often not enough to sway the courts. For this reason, neither the child's mother nor the potential father should sign the AOP form unless they are 100% sure of the child's paternity.

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Courts - Bucks County Domestic Relations Section." Bucks County, Pennsylvania, https://www.buckscounty.org/Courts/BCDRS/Paternity
"Bucks County Paternity Proceedings." Zlock Family Law Attorneys, https://www.bucksdivorcelawyers.com/practice_areas/custody-lawyers-paternity-doylestown-newtown.cfm
"Paternity Fraud." Karen Ann Ulmer, P.C., https://ulmerlaw.com/blog/2019/01/paternity-fraud-2/