DNA Test - Ledgewood, NJ

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Ledgewood, New Jersey at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (973) 310-6879 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth a certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Ledgewood, New Jersey

Ledgewood NJ DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Ledgewood NJ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Ledgewood 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 Ledgewood, 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

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 Ledgewood as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Local DNA Testing for Ledgewood, NJ

Establishing Paternity in Ledgewood, NJ

If a couple is married when a child is born, in the state of New Jersey, the mother's husband is automatically presumed to be the child's father and no additional action is required. However, when a child is born to an unwed mother, the child is considered not to have a legal father until steps are taken to establish paternity.

According to Morris County family lawyers at Moskowitz Law Group, there are two primary ways to establish paternity for a child born out of wedlock in New Jersey. The first is for both parents to sign and file a Certificate of Parentage, also called a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity. This is the easiest and most cost-effective solution. If both parents don't agree to sign or there's a question about the identity of the child's father, then they'll need to file a paternity action and go to court.

Understanding Paternity Suits

When a party files a paternity action, there's a specific process to follow. Attorneys at Donahue Hagen Klein and Weisburg, a local firm serving Morris County and the surrounding area, explain what happens after the action is filed.

First, the alleged father will be served with a copy of the complaint and a "consent conference" will be scheduled. During this time, the man can acknowledge his paternity and a judge will confirm it. If the alleged father refuses to acknowledge paternity or doesn't show up to court, the judge will typically require a DNA test. If the results confirm that the man is the child's father, then the court will enter a Judgement of Paternity.

Countering a Presumption of Paternity

Sometimes, a woman's husband is not actually the father of her child. According to New Jersey-based Williams Law Group, in this case, there are two primary ways to counter the presumption of paternity.

1. The presumed father can file an action to disestablish paternity and support it by taking a DNA test.

2. The mother and biological father can sign a Certificate of Parentage stating that the man is the child's biological father and the husband (presumed father) and wife can sign a Denial of Parentage stating that he is not the child's biological father. Both forms would need to be filed together with the state Registrar. In this case, DNA testing is not required.

A child's mother, biological father, or presumed father can file an action to challenge paternity. The party that files will have a responsibility to provide "clear and convincing" evidence that the mother's husband is not the child's biological father.

Neighborhoods Served in Ledgewood

Roxbury Township
Budd Lake

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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