DNA Test - Jamestown, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Jamestown, New York at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (716) 215-2729 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 Jamestown 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 - Jamestown, New York

Jamestown NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Jamestown, 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 Jamestown 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 Jamestown NY

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

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 Jamestown as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Jamestown, NY - DNA Testing

Local DNA Stories

In 2022, Henry Wesley shared his story about how DNA testing reunited him with his long-lost family in Jamestown, allowing them to make up for lost time. Born in South Carolina in 1945, Henry quickly moved to New York after his parents split up. When Henry was two years old, his mother learned he had cerebral palsy and decided she couldn't afford to take care of him, so she gave him up to the state. Henry spent 15 years living in state institutions and eventually came to Chautauqua County to live in a new community residence. In 1994, Henry married his wife, Jean, who was on her own ancestry search journey. Jean's search inspired Henry to learn more about where he came from, so he took a DNA test and quickly had DNA matches. He first contacted Deborrah Wesley, his mother's cousin. He learned that he was his mother's only child and that she died in 2014. Henry also learned about his father's side and discovered he had a half-sister. His sister sent pictures of his father, who also died in 2014. She also told Henry that he has about 20 other siblings. In the spring, four family members came to Jamestown to meet Henry, and Henry learned much more about his family history. "I am overjoyed to have been able to find my family, and it brings me great joy that they took the time to travel to visit me," Henry said. "We shared stories about our lives, many pictures, laughs, and even some tears. I am grateful that this was able to come together the way that it did."

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Jamestown, NY

Unmarried Jamestown parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Jamestown is by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity, a voluntary form that both parents must sign. Otherwise, the parents will establish paternity in court. Either parent can file a paternity petition. If the parents disagree about paternity, the court will likely order a DNA test to prove paternity. If the DNA test rules out a man as the child's father, the case is dismissed. However, if the DNA test determines that the man is likely the child's biological father, the parents can either agree on paternity or continue with a court hearing. In court, the judge will consider DNA test results.

Experts Say...

Humble Law Offices, serving Jamestown, explains the process of establishing paternity. "If the child's parents are or were married, no further major requirements will need to be met in order to file. If, however, the child's parents were never married, the parents must include an Acknowledgment of Paternity in order to demonstrate the relationship to the child," the law firm explained. "Should either of the child's parents refuse to sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity, they will be required to file a case in Family Court in order to receive an Order of Filiation." The law office continued, "Once paternity is established and all the relevant paperwork is filed in a New York court, the judge will be tasked with determining exactly how much money the non-custodial parent will be mandated to provide."

Last updated 7/19/2023

Some Jamestown Neighborhoods That We Serve

Allen Park - South West
Chautauqua Ave
Downtown Jamestown
Forest Heights
South Ave
Water Street
West Side
Willard Willows
W Oak Hill Rd-Ellicott

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