DNA Test - Malden, MA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Malden, Massachusetts at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (781) 217-3470 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 Malden 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 - Malden, Massachusetts

Malden MA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Malden, Massachusetts 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 Malden 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 Malden MA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Malden 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 Malden that they need. 

Malden, MA - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Malden, MA

Unmarried parents from Malden, Massachusetts, can establish paternity in two ways. They can sign a VAP (Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity) or ask the court to establish it. If parents decide to establish paternity voluntarily by signing the form, they can do so in three places:

  1. The hospital when the baby is born.
  2. The local clerk's office.
  3. The Registry of Vital Records and Statistics.

If both parents sign the VAP (and it's officially stamped or "notarized"), the alleged father becomes a legal father and will be on the birth certificate. However, parents should not sign the form if they have concerns or doubts about paternity. If these concerns occur after signing the VAP, you have sixty days to ask the court to revoke it.

The second way of establishing paternity to go to court to decide who the father is. Here, a judge might order a DNA test. This test simply checks if the dad and the child are related.

Health Street's DNA testing services in Malden, MA, can help parents establish paternity. Our tests are 99.9% accurate and involve a simple cheek swab, which is non-invasive and quick. Whether you want to do the DNA test for your peace of mind or as a part of legal action, Health Street offers multiple options to meet your needs.

Malden, Massachusetts: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity benefits parents and the child. Without establishing paternity, the father has no legal responsibilities or rights towards the child. This means the mother is not entitled to any financial support, and the father is not entitled to visitation rights or custody.

The child can also miss out on multiple benefits if paternity is not established, some of which can include:

Financial support from both parents
Access to the medical history of both sides of the family to identify any potential genetic diseases
A better sense of identity
Health and life insurance
The right to inherit
Social Security, pensions, veteran's or disability benefits
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Last updated 8/14/2023

Neighborhoods in Malden Served by our Clinics

Oak Grove
Malden Center
Suffolk Square West
Upper Highlands

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


How to establish parentage. Mass.gov. (n.d.). https://www.mass.gov/how-to/how-to-establish-parentage
Learn about establishing parentage. Mass.gov. (n.d.-b). https://www.mass.gov/service-details/learn-about-establishing-parentage
Paternity guide unmarried parents - mass.gov. (n.d.). https://www.mass.gov/doc/paternity-guide-for-unmarried-parents/download