DNA Test - New Brunswick, NJ

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Health Street provides DNA testing in New Brunswick, New Jersey at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (732) 218-9812 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 Brunswick, New Jersey

New Brunswick NJ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our New Brunswick, New Jersey 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:

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 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 New Brunswick DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in New Brunswick NJ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick, plus many more locations throughout New Jersey 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 New Brunswick 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 New Brunswick that they need. 

New Brunswick, New Jersey - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in New Brunswick, NJ

In New Brunswick, NJ, establishing paternity for unmarried individuals involves two primary methods:

  1. Signing and completing a Certificate of Parentage (COP) - This voluntary agreement, often signed at the hospital right after the child's birth, legally acknowledges the man as the biological father. If not completed at the hospital, parents can later fill out the COP at the State Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, the local registrar, or the county child support office.
  2. Court - When there's uncertainty or disagreement about paternity, the matter can go to Family Court. Here, a complaint for paternity establishment is filed, and legal determinations about fatherhood are made.

New Brunswick, New Jersey: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity offers multiple advantages, impacting both the parents and the child. It legally binds the father to financial and emotional responsibilities and allows shared decision-making about the child's health, education, and upbringing. For the father, it means the possibility of seeking custody or visitation rights. If the mother considers adoption, a legally recognized father must be informed.

Some of the benefits a child can gain once paternity is established can include:

Access to the medical information on both sides of the family
Emotional bond with both parents
Social Security
Health and life insurance
Veterans or disability benefits, if available

Experts Say…

A divorce and family law practice in New Brunswick, NJ, Rozin Golinder Law, LLC, explains how courts determine paternity in New Jersey. The mother is presumed to be the child's legal mother if she gave birth to or adopted the child.

"Determining paternity for child support purposes, however, is a bit more complicated," they state. "We start with the legal presumption of paternity."

There are instances when the courts will presume the man is the father's child unless evidence shows otherwise. It is assumed that the man is the father if he was married to the mother within 300 days of the child being born, he marries the mother after the child's birth, or he claims to be the father and offers child support. Another situation is artificial insemination. If the father agrees to the procedure and it is done under the supervision of a legal doctor, he will be the child's legal father.

Last updated 9/28/2023

Neighborhoods Served in New Brunswick

Saint John West
Jacquet River
Civic Square
Highland Park
North Brunswick

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


FAQs. New Jersey Paternity. (n.d.). https://www.nj-paternity.com/faqs
What is paternity? - the official web site for the State of New Jersey. (n.d.-as). https://www.nj.gov/health/vital/documents/factsheet/birth/pop_flyer_english.pdf