DNA Test - Manchester, NH

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Manchester, New Hampshire at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (603) 952-3541 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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Manchester NH DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Manchester NH 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Manchester DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Manchester NH

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Manchester 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 Manchester, plus many more locations throughout New Hampshire 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 Manchester as well as communities all across the nation.

Commitment to Community

We are dedicated to providing the highest level of service for a paternity test in Manchester, New Hampshire. Health Street is very proud of our commitment to the DNA testing needs of the community.

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Establishing paternity in Manchester, NH

There are three ways paternity is established in Manchester, New Hampshire. If parents are married when the baby is born, the child automatically has two legal parents, and there is no need for further actions. However, if the parents are not married, the parents may need to sign an Affidavit of Paternity, or they can go to court.

If the parents cooperate and have zero doubts about the biological father, the Affidavit of Paternity will be the most straightforward option for establishing paternity. However, sometimes parents are unsure or disagree with each other. In that case, many parents choose to go to court. The judge will likely ask the alleged father and the child to undergo DNA testing. If the DNA test results show a father-child relationship, the judge will often establish legal paternity.

If the mother wants to get financial support for the child from the father, paternity must be established first.

Manchester, New Hampshire: Benefits of establishing paternity

Parents often decide to establish paternity so that both parents have the same responsibilities and rights toward the child. This can make it easier for the child to receive financial support from both parents to cover expenses like education, food, and clothing. However, establishing paternity can have many other benefits, too. Having two legal parents means the court can also help establish custody and visitation hours if necessary. Before paternity is established, the father has no legal rights to the child.

The child can also be eligible for other benefits from the father after paternity is established, which can include Social Security, health insurance, veteran's benefits, inheritance, and access to medical records. In addition to these, the child may also benefit by developing a greater sense of identity and stronger emotional support.

Last updated 10/27/2022

Neighborhoods Served in Manchester

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Hallsville
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Notre Dame
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Corey Square
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Crystal Lake
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Goffes Falls
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Green Acres
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Kalivas Union East
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Northwest Manchester
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Martin

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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Paternity and Support Order Establishment. New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. (n.d.). Retrieved October 27, 2022, from https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/childcare-parenting-childbirth/child-support-services/paternity-and-support-order
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Kristina Otterstrom, A. (2014, August 15). Paternity in New Hampshire. www.divorcenet.com. Retrieved October 27, 2022, from https://www.divorcenet.com/resources/paternity-new-hampshire.html