DNA Test - Natrona Heights, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (724) 202-1903 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 - Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania

Natrona Heights PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Natrona Heights, Pennsylvania 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 Natrona Heights 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 Natrona Heights PA

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

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 Natrona Heights as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Natrona Heights. 

DNA Testing in Natrona Heights, PA

Establishing Paternity in Natrona Heights, PA

Under Pennsylvania law, when a married Natrona Heights couple has a child, there are no further steps necessary to establish legal paternity, as it is presumed that the husband is the biological father. However, because the state cannot assume a child's father without the establishment of marriage, an unmarried Natrona Heights couple will need to establish legal paternity themselves.

An Acknowledgement of Paternity form is used to identify and declare a child's legal and biological father in the state of Pennsylvania. This form, which is completely voluntary, will first be presented for completion at the child's birth, but can be completed at a later date through the Allegheny County Child Support Enforcement Office. If either parent does not agree to sign, both will need to seek help from the courts.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Natrona Heights, PA

Not always will the paternity establishment process be simple for Natrona Heights, PA parents. In many situations, a parent may not agree to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form due to disbelief in the paternity claim. If the presumed father or mother does not have complete certainty in who the child's biological father is, they must seek the assistance of Allegheny County Family Court.

Through Allegheny County Family Court, either the mother or presumed father can file a paternity petition. This petition will be the basis of the paternity establishment process, as it typically includes the use of DNA paternity testing. The mother, child, and presumed father will be ordered to submit DNA samples to accurately determine the child's paternity. Once the claim is proven in court, the paternity establishment process can then move forward.

Experts in Natrona Heights, PA Say…

In certain instances, a Natrona Heights mother may refuse to have the child's presumed father involved in their life. Because of this, the mother may refuse to complete an Acknowledgement of Paternity, preventing the father from gaining any legal rights or responsibilities over his child.

In order for a father to gain his paternal rights and partial custody over the child, Natrona Heights Family Law Attorney Charles Voelker recommends you pursue the paternity establishment process in court. Just as a mother can seek paternity from the father in court, the presumed father can do the same by filing a paternity petition and requesting that mother and child submit DNA results to confirm his paternity.

Some Natrona Heights Neighborhoods That We Serve

Brackenridge Hall Apartments
Daltons Edge Apartments
Fawn Township
Heights Plaza
Maple Ridge Apartments
Park Apartments
Pine Ridge Apartments
Veltris Apartments

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Fifth Judicial District of Pennsylvania." County of Allegheny, https://www.alleghenycourts.us/family/
"Natrona Heights Paternity & Father's Rights Attorneys." Voelker and Kairys Attorneys At Law, https://www.pittsburghdivorcelawyers.org/fathers-rights-natrona-heights-pa/
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