DNA Test - New Castle, PA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in New Castle, Pennsylvania at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (724) 202-1890 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 New Castle 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 - New Castle, Pennsylvania

New Castle PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our New Castle, 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 New Castle 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 Castle PA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our New Castle 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 Castle, plus many more locations throughout Pennsylvania and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in New Castle. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in New Castle , 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. The first DNA test we performed in New Castle, PA was in 2019.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Paternity Programs in New Castle, PA

Paternity must be established in cases where two parents are not married at the time of their child's birth if they wish for the father's name to be placed on the child's birth certificate. In the event that paternity needs to be established, recent New Castle parents can easily access the PA Child Support Program through the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services.

Through the PA Child Support Program, parents can establish paternity by completing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form and submitting it to a Lawrence County Vital Statistics Office location. If a New Castle parent is unsure of who exactly a child's biological father is, it's essential to first use DNA paternity testing prior to moving forward with the paternity establishment.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in New Castle, PA

If the presumed child of a New Castle father refuses to establish paternity on the belief that they are not the biological father, the mother will need to seek assistance from Lawrence County Family Court to effectively establish paternity. It is important for a parent to do this as soon as possible since the state cannot seek monthly child support until paternity is established.

After filing a petition to establish paternity in Lawrence County Family Court, a judge will issue a court summons for the assumed father, where DNA testing will likely be requested. If DNA paternity testing confirms that the assumed father is biologically related to the child, then the judge can quickly move forward with the establishment alongside monthly child support agreements.

Paternity Laws and Regulations in New Castle, PA

According to Pennsylvania Statute Title 23 Section § 5103, a New Castle parent has the ability to rescind a legal establishment of paternity within 60 days of its filing in the event of mistaken paternity. Highlighting the importance of DNA testing, if this 60-day mark expires, the establishment may only be challenged in a court on the basis of evidence proving paternity fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact. Furthermore, any child support obligations will also not be suspended during this period of challenge unless a Lawrence County judge discovers a good cause to do so.

Last updated 8/25/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around New Castle That We Serve

East Side
Grant Street Property
Hill View Manor
Kings Chapel
North Hill Central
West New Castle
Willowhurst Circle

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establish Paternity" Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws/CSWS_controller.aspx?PageId=CSWS%2festablish_paternity.ascx
"Acknowledgment of Paternity" Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws/csws/forms/PA-CS-611%20Form.pdf#page=1
"Lawrence County Domestic Relations." Lawrence County Pennsylvania, https://lawrencecountypa.gov/courts/domestic-relations
"5103. Acknowledgment and claim of paternity." Pennsylvania General Assembly, https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/LI/consCheck.cfm?txtType=HTM&ttl=23&div=0&chpt=51
"New Castle, PA" Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/new-castle--pa/