DNA Test - New Britain, CT

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Health Street provides DNA testing in New Britain, Connecticut at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (860) 845-6113 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - New Britain, Connecticut

New Britain CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our New Britain, 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 New Britain 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 New Britain CT

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

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 New Britain as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in New Britain. 

New Britain, Connecticut - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in New Britain, CT

If parents are unmarried and have a child in New Britain, CT, they must establish paternity in order for the child to have a legal father. There are two options for establishing paternity in New Britain. If parents agree about paternity, they can sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). Parents can do this at the hospital after the baby is born. From there, the AOP must be filed with the Department of Public Health. The birth father then becomes the legal father.

Another option is going to court and letting the judge determine paternity. This option is usually taken by parents who disagree about paternity or are unsure. The judge often orders a DNA test for the alleged father and the child to prove their father-child relationship. The DNA test results will help the judge make a decision on paternity. From there, the judge can also determine child support, custody, and visitation hours if necessary.

New Britain, CT: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity holds significant benefits for all parties involved. While child support is a crucial aspect, there are broader advantages that come with establishing paternity. By legally determining the father-child relationship, both parents and the child can access various rights and resources.

For the mother, establishing paternity can enable her to pursue child support from the father, reducing some of the financial burden of raising a child alone. This can ensure that the child's needs are met and create a more stable upbringing.

If the father is a veteran or disabled, the child may be eligible for some additional benefits. Establishing paternity can also grant important rights to the father. It can allow him to seek visitation rights, develop a relationship with the child, and even share custody. After paternity has been established, the father can have input about the child's health, upbringing, and education.

Last updated 4/4/2023

Neighborhoods in New Britain Served by our Clinics

Myrtle Street
Washington Street
Washington Park
Walnut Hill Park
Clinton Street
Francis Street
Biltmore Street
East Street
Martha Hart Park
New Britain East

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