DNA Test - Jackson Heights, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Jackson Heights, New York at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (718) 619-4424 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 Jackson Heights 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 - Jackson Heights, New York

Jackson Heights NY DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Jackson Heights NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Jackson Heights 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 Jackson Heights, plus many more locations throughout New York 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 Jackson Heights 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 Jackson Heights that they need. 

Jackson Heights, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Jackson Heights, NY

Unmarried parents must establish paternity, or the child will not have a legal father. In New York, there are two ways of doing this. A Voluntary Establishment of Paternity can be signed, or the court can establish it.

If both parents agree about paternity with no hesitation about who the father is, they can sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) when the child is born. The other option is going to court, which mostly happens when the AOP has not been signed, when the mother is married to somebody who is not the biological father, or if the parents are already going to court for a child support hearing and paternity was not yet established. The court will ask the parties to take a DNA test to determine who the legal father is, and after, the court can establish paternity.

DNA test introduces woman to her five siblings

Caryn was placed for adoption as a child by her Irish mother. She lived her whole life in New York. Years went by, and she wanted to learn more about how Irish she was, so she took a DNA test. The results showed that she was a hundred percent Irish but also has five siblings.

She worried about disrupting their lives if they knew nothing about her, so she let them come to her instead. In the meantime, she learned that her birth mother and her father put her up for adoption and then eventually married and had five more children. They all lived close to each other in Queens.

Soon enough, her siblings reached out to her. The six of them started to piece together their relationships and family history. Unfortunately, the parents had already passed away, so they still do not have all the answers, but they think Caryn was given up because they were raised in strict Catholic families.

Now, the siblings are making up for the lost time, and have even planned a trip to Ireland together!

Last updated 7/21/2022

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Irish American woman discovers five siblings through DNA test. IrishCentral.com. (2021, September 16). Retrieved July 21, 2022, from https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/irish-american-woman-siblings-long-island