DNA Test - Howell, NJ

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Howell, New Jersey at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (732) 338-2913 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.

Schedule your Howell DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Howell, New Jersey

Howell NJ DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Howell NJ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Howell 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 Howell, 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 Howell 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 Howell that they need. 

Establish Paternity in Howell, NJ

How to Establish Paternity in New Jersey

The easiest way to establish paternity between unmarried parents in New Jersey is for both parents to voluntarily sign and file a Certificate of Parentage. This form establishes legal paternity and gives the father both rights and responsibilities related to this child. This includes the responsibility to provide financial support.

If the parents don't agree to sign the form, either the child's mother, the child's legal guardian (if not the mother), or the alleged father can file an Allegation of Paternity with the courts. In many cases, the alleged father will need to take a DNA paternity test. If the test shows there is a less than a 95 percent probability of paternity, the man can be deemed not to be the child's father and excluded from further court proceedings.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

Are you wondering whether establishing paternity is really worth the effort? The answer is yes! According to Monmouth County firm Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, there are many important benefits to establishing a child's legal paternity. This includes the ability to establish child support, parenting time, and child custody agreements.

In addition, once paternity is established, a child can learn more about his or her family medical history, receive medical insurance coverage under the father's plan, and receive an inheritance from the legal father. Establishing paternity will also give the child access to any Social Security, veterans, or other benefits based on the legal father's record.

Father's Rights in Monmouth County

If you believe you've fathered a child, it's important to protect your parental rights. According to attorneys at the Monmouth County-based Bronzino Law Firm, it's possible for a father to be involved in his child's life, even if the mother objects. In this case, you'll need to take a DNA paternity test and also demonstrate your commitment to taking care of the child and "fitness" as a parent.

To show fitness and commitment, you may need to prove that you're financially and emotionally capable of providing for the child's needs. It's often recommended that fathers try to be as active and involved as possible during the mother's pregnancy and in the child's early life, as this will show a pattern of commitment. Since these issues are complex, fathers who wish to fight for their rights in court should consider hiring a lawyer experienced in Father's Rights cases.

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Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Paternity." Weinberger Divorce & Family Law Group, https://www.weinbergerlawgroup.com/child-custody/parental-rights/paternity/
"Birth Fathers Do Have Rights." Bronzino Law Firm, LLC, https://www.bronzinolaw.com/birth-fathers-do-have-rights/
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