DNA Test - Nashua, NH

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Nashua, New Hampshire at 2 testing laboratories. Call (603) 952-3542 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 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 - Nashua, New Hampshire

Nashua NH DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Nashua NH

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Nashua 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 Nashua, 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

Over a Decade of Experience

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

Nashua, New Hampshire - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

The Law Office of Mike J. Demers in Nashua, NH, says, "The first step that must be done to pursue parental rights when you are not married to the other parent is to establish paternity. Without first establishing paternity, a father can't pursue custody or visitation of any sort." The law office explains some of the parental rights that come from establishing paternity. These rights include deciding where the child will live, religious teachings, making educational decisions, visitation, deciding insurance and medical needs, and receiving or contributing to expenses related to raising a child.

Establishing Paternity in Nashua, NH

In Nashua, parents that have a child out of wedlock should establish paternity as soon as they can so that the child has a legal father. Establishing paternity provides numerous benefits to the child and both parents, ensuring child support and access to benefits, including inheritance, medical benefits, and disability benefits; access to both families' medical information, a sense of identity for the child, and a chance to develop relationships with both parents.

Nashua parents can establish paternity by getting married, although marriage is not required for paternity. Parents can also establish paternity voluntarily by signing an Affidavit of Parentage. If the mother and the alleged father cannot agree to sign this form, they can establish paternity in court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Nashua, NH

In Nashua, if parents establish paternity in court, the court will order DNA testing to determine paternity. If DNA testing determines the man is the child's biological father, the parents can sign an Affidavit of Parentage, or the court will proceed with the paternity process. Once paternity is officially established, the father's name can be added to the birth certificate. If the DNA test determines the man is not the child's father, the mother can file a new application naming another possible father.

Last updated 1/17/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Nashua That We Serve

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Atherton / Lock / Perham
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Birch Hill
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Brook Village
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Country Hill
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Dunstable
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Forest Ridge
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Greenleaf Estates
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Heathwood Meadows
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Kessler Farm
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Louisburg Square
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Monza
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Oneil
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Regent Park
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Rodgers Mobile Park
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Thoreaus Landing
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West Hollis St

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Parenting Plans - New Hampshire." Law Office of Mike J. Demers, PLLC, https://www.mikedemerslaw.com/parenting-plans-lawyer-nh/
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"Paternity and Support Order." New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, Child Support Services, https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/programs-services/childcare-parenting-childbirth/child-support-services/paternity-and-support-order
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"Claim of Paternity Affidavit." New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, https://www.dhhs.nh.gov/sites/g/files/ehbemt476/files/documents/2021-11/css-claimofpaternityaffidavit-s682.pdf
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"Nashua, NH." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/nashua--nh/