DNA Test - McMurray, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in McMurray, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (724) 202-1901 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 - McMurray, Pennsylvania

McMurray PA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in McMurray PA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our McMurray 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 McMurray, plus many more locations throughout Pennsylvania 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in McMurray, PA performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in McMurray that they need. 

DNA Testing in McMurray, PA

DNA Statistics

In McMurray, PA and Washington County, the number of single-parent households increased from 2010-2019.
DNA tests were ordered for paternity on about 4,500 residents among six western Pennsylvania counties in 2016.

Experts Say...

Many men are surprised they are still financially responsible for a child, even when DNA testing proves they are not the father. According to legal experts, paternity involves more than just DNA. Each court ruling for paternity depends on the individual situation, according to the director of the State Bureau of Child Support, Dan Richard. Richard spoke about paternity testing and fatherhood responsibilities. "The laws on the books now were developed when DNA testing did not exist," Richard said. "I realize there are those who say we should rely 100 percent on genetic testing. But you just can't take a father away. You have to balance the science vs. the children."

Senior Attorney for the National Center for Youth Law, Curt Child, said, "In the end, this is about kids. These days, biology is not and should not be the primary factor in determining who the father is...For an individual to come back years later and say, 'I was duped. I'm not the father,' will have a significant impact on the child."

Child recommends challenging paternity at the time of birth to any man that questions whether he's the biological father.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in McMurray, PA

In McMurray, PA, if a child is born to unmarried parents, paternity must be established. Paternity can be established voluntarily, as long as both parents agree about who the father is, by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. If the parents do no agree on the father of the child, paternity can be established through a court proceeding and the court will likely order DNA testing for paternity.

Neighborhoods Served in McMurray

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