DNA Test - Mount Vernon, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Mount Vernon, New York at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (914) 241-5295 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 Mount Vernon 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 - Mount Vernon, New York

Mount Vernon NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Mount Vernon, New York 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon, plus many more locations throughout New York and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Mount Vernon. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Mount Vernon , NY 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 Mount Vernon 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 Mount Vernon that they need. 

Mount Vernon, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Mount Vernon, NY

In Mount Vernon, New York, it is crucial for unmarried parents to establish paternity to ensure the father becomes legally recognized as the child's father. Without establishing paternity, the father lacks legal rights and responsibilities toward the child. In Mount Vernon, there are two avenues available to establish paternity: signing the Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) or seeking court intervention. Typically, if both parents agree on paternity and have no doubts, they can conveniently sign the AOP at the hospital shortly after the child's birth, with assistance from hospital staff.

However, certain situations arise where parents may have uncertainties or conflicts regarding paternity. In such cases, pursuing court intervention may be more appropriate. This process often involves conducting a DNA test to provide evidence of the father-child relationship. Modern DNA tests are fast, reliable, and painless. The collected samples are sent to accredited laboratories, and the results are then presented to the judge, who can establish paternity if the results confirm a positive match.

At Health Street, we offer comprehensive DNA and paternity testing services in Mount Vernon, New York, providing individuals with the opportunity to establish paternity or confirm biological relationships. Our tests are highly reliable and deliver results with a quick turnaround time, ensuring accuracy and peace of mind.

Mount Vernon, New York: Benefits of establishing paternity

There are numerous reasons why establishing paternity is advantageous for both parents and the child involved. By establishing paternity, the child can access:

Financial and emotional support from both parents
Health and life insurance
Social Security
The right to inherit
Access to the medical history of both parents
Veterans and disability rights, if applicable

Fathers can gain the same rights and responsibilities as the mother. This includes the ability to seek custody, arrange visitation hours, and fulfill child support obligations. Establishing paternity empowers fathers to make important decisions regarding the child's life, while also relieving the mother from bearing all the responsibilities alone.

Last updated 4/28/2023

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