DNA Test - Meriden, CT

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Meriden, Connecticut at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (203) 493-7611 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 Meriden 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 - Meriden, Connecticut

Meriden CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Meriden, Connecticut 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 Meriden 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 Meriden CT

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Meriden, the state of Meriden, Connecticut, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Meriden to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Meriden. 

Meriden, Connecticut - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Meriden, CT

If unwed parents from Meriden are confident about the father's identity, they can voluntarily sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity form. This is a formal declaration and needs to be filed with the Paternity Registry in Connecticut. Ensure you're certain before signing since it has legal implications.

If there's any uncertainty regarding paternity, the matter can be taken to the Connecticut Superior Court. In such cases, the judge typically recommends a DNA test. This test involves a quick cheek swab, is non-invasive, and offers highly accurate results. If paternity is established, then the judge can also decide custody, visitation, and child support.

Health Street offers DNA and paternity testing services in Meriden, Connecticut, for everyone who wants to establish paternity or confirm a biological relationship. Our tests are quick and reliable. Health Street gives you peace of mind and the necessary answers to move forward.

Meriden, Connecticut: Benefits of establishing paternity

It can be challenging to raise a child without a father's involvement. Establishing paternity gives the mother the right to ask the father for child support and share some responsibilities and rights. Without establishing paternity, the father cannot seek custody or visitation rights. However, once paternity is established, parents can make important decisions together, especially regarding the child's health, education, and upbringing.

Establishing paternity can benefit the child in multiple ways, such as:

They can build relationships with both parents
They can inherit from both parents
They can have access to the medical history of both sides of the family
They can benefit financially, such as child support, Social Security, Health and life insurance, and veteran's benefits

Determining paternity is more than just legally establishing a biological connection. It can also establish rights, responsibilities, and relationships. In Meriden, Connecticut, the process, whether voluntary or through legal channels, provides families with clarity and a structure that benefits all involved. Health Street offers reliable DNA testing so that parents can be confident in their results.

Last updated 8/8/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Meriden

West Meriden
South Meriden
Hubbard Park
Bradley Park
East Meriden

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