DNA Test – Long Beach, NY
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Long Beach, New York at a centrally located testing laboratory. Call (516) 217-9427 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 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 – Long Beach, New York
Types of DNA Tests at our Long Beach, 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:
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 Long Beach DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Long Beach NY
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Long Beach 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 Long Beach, 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
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 Long Beach as well as communities all across the nation.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Long Beach.
Facts about DNA Testing in Long Beach NY
Nassau County Child Support Enforcement Helps Long Beach Residents
Any parent, caretaker or guardian of a child who resides in Long Beach is eligible for child support services from the Child Support Enforcement Unit of the Nassau County Department of Social Services. Filing for child support is part of the process when applying for Medicaid or public assistance. This office works with individuals to locate a non-custodial parent and help to establish paternity. If necessary, the department will arrange for local DNA testing. They will also help to obtain a court support order, which will include health care coverage. After child support has been awarded by the court, they assist in enforcing payment and will regularly review child support orders, taking into account cost of living adjustments and changes in circumstances. To establish paternity on behalf of a Long Beach resident, Child Support Enforcement will assist the parents in signing a voluntary paternity acknowledgement or they’ll help file a petition through family court. The Nassau County Family Court, which handles child support and paternity cases for residents of Long Beach, is in Westbury, New York.
Long Beach Residents, Family Law and New York’s Child Support Standards Act
A person living in Long Beach who is seeking child support can get assistance from a local Nassau County Family Law attorney who is experienced with New York child support laws. In 1989, the New York legislature enacted The Child Support Standards Act, to ensure that child support payments are fair and consistent for all parties. The amount of support is based on a formula that calculates income of both parents and the number of children. However, it isn’t only job income that comes into play. Other types of income may include workers’ compensation and disability benefits, annuity payments, inheritances, lottery winnings and life insurance proceeds.
There may also be modifications due to changing personal circumstances, with the final amount at the discretion of the court. As Nassau County attorney Jason M. Barbara states, “While New York’s laws regarding child support may seem straightforward, the reality can be a little more complicated. In many cases, it is helpful to retain the services of an attorney who can help you establish an appropriate award or modify child support that has already been established.”