DNA Test - New Rochelle, NY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in New Rochelle, New York at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (914) 241-5296 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 Rochelle, New York

New Rochelle NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our New Rochelle, New York 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 Rochelle 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 Rochelle NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our New Rochelle 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 Rochelle, plus many more locations throughout New York and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in New Rochelle. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in New Rochelle , NY 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 Rochelle, NY was in 2017.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

New Rochelle, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in New Rochelle, NY

Unmarried parents from New Rochelle, NY, must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. They can do so by signing the voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) or by the court. An AOP can be signed right after the child is born at the hospital or any time before the child turns 21. If the parents file the document at the hospital, the staff can help them through the process.

If there are any questions or doubts about paternity, parents usually do not sign the AOP since it is a legally binding document. The mother and the alleged father typically go to court in these cases. The judge will likely order paternity testing of the alleged father and the child to prove the father-child relationship. If paternity is established, then custody, child support, and visitation hours can also be established if necessary.

New Rochelle, New York: Benefits of establishing paternity

Once paternity is established, both mother and father can benefit from it. The mother often feels more financially secure and can share the responsibilities with the father. The father can also share rights and responsibilities with the mother, including making important decisions regarding the child's health, education, and religious upbringing. The father's name can be added to the child's birth certificate, and he obtains the right to seek custody or visitation hours. When legal paternity has been established, both parents must agree before the child is placed for adoption.

The child also benefits from establishing paternity. The child can inherit from the father, gain access to family medical history, have a better sense of identity, and have both parents on the birth certificate. Additionally, the child can receive emotional and financial support from both parents. The child may be entitled to medical insurance, social security, and, if applicable, veterans benefits and military allowances.

Last updated 2/28/2023

Neighborhoods Served in New Rochelle

French Ridge
Chauncey Estates
Glenwood Lake
Halcyon Park
Huguenot Heights
Kress Park
Pelham Manor
Mount Vernon

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super satisfied it took a while to get the paperwork other party involved sent it to the wrong email you have to coordinate it or get it up to date. chau


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