DNA Testing in Lakewood, NJ

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Lakewood, New Jersey at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (732) 338-2908 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 Lakewood 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 - Lakewood, New Jersey

Lakewood NJ DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Lakewood NJ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Lakewood 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 Lakewood, 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Lakewood, the state of Lakewood, New Jersey, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Lakewood, NJ was in 2020.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Lakewood. 

DNA Information for Lakewood NJ

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Lakewood, NJ and Ocean County

Establishing paternity means giving a child a legal father. In Lakewood, NJ and Ocean County, when two parents are married when the child is born, the husband is presumed the legal father and no further steps need to be taken. The husband will be on the birth certificate.

To create this relationship when the two parents are not married, paternity must be established. Establishing paternity will ensure that both parents will be responsible for the child, and is also the first step in obtaining child support.

If the father agrees that he is the biological father of the child, he may sign a "voluntary acknowledgment," or Certificate of Parentage.

If a man does not agree that he's the father of the child, further steps will need to be taken to prove paternity, including genetic DNA testing.

Establishing paternity is important for obtaining child support and health insurance. It can also give the child certain benefits if the father dies, such as social security, life insurance, or other benefits.

Experts Say...

Bronzino Law Firm, LLC, serving Lakewood, NJ and Ocean County, shares the importance of establishing paternity. "Children have the right to know who their father is, just as fathers have the right to know if they are indeed the fathers. From a non-financial standpoint, this basic knowledge provides not only insight into an existing medical history, but supports family ties that can lead to an ongoing healthy and nurturing relationship between a child and his or her father," the law firm states.

Establishing paternity can also help to identify the father's side of the family, allowing the child to keep in contact with family members on this side of the family. "It also increases opportunities for children to learn about and appreciate their cultural heritage," the law firm continued to say.

Neighborhoods in Lakewood Served by our Clinics

Briar Wood
Fountain Dr
Four Seasons
Glen Avenue
Industrial Park
Kensington Hills
Leisure Village
Lions Head Woods

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establishing Paternity." New Jersey Department of Human Services – Child Support, https://www.njchildsupport.org/Services-Programs/Custodial-Parents/Custodial-Parents
"Voluntary Acknowledgement." New Jersey Department of Human Services – Child Support, https://www.njchildsupport.org/Services-Programs/Custodial-Parents/Custodial-Parents/Voluntary-acknowledgement.aspx
"Ocean County Family Lawyers Discuss Importance of Establishing Paternity." Bronzino Law Firm, LLC, https://www.bronzinolaw.com/responsible-fatherhood-establishing-paternity-to-strengthen-familial-bonds-improve-relationships/
"Discover your Lakewood neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/lakewood--nj/