DNA Test - Newtown Square, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (610) 345-7536 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 - Newtown Square, Pennsylvania

Newtown Square PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Newtown Square, 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Newtown Square 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 Newtown Square PA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Newtown Square 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 Newtown Square that they need. 

DNA Paternity Testing in Newtown Square, PA

Establishing Paternity in Newtown Square, PA

When a child is born to an unmarried Newtown Square couple, there is no legal connection between the child and father. For a father to gain legal rights over his child, both parents will need to establish legal paternity in the state of Pennsylvania. Once paternity is established, the father will gain rights over the child, and either parent will gain the ability to seek child support services.

The easiest way to complete the paternity establishment process is by filing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. This legally binding document is completely voluntary and first presented for completion at the hospital or birthing facility where the child is delivered. It can also be completed at a Delaware County Vital Statistics office. As this process is voluntary, if either parent encounters issues with the other party, they may need to seek the assistance of Delaware County Family Court.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Newtown Square, PA

Not always will the paternity establishment process be as simple as the completion of a form. Sometimes, doubt about a child's presumed paternity or disagreement amongst both parents may create difficulties establishing paternity. If a Newtown Square, PA mother or presumed father is encountering roadblocks when attempting to establish paternity with the other parent party, it's best they seek the assistance of the Delaware County Family Court.

In court, you will need to file a paternity petition to begin the process. From here, a judge will review the case and typically request that the mother, child, and presumed father all submit to DNA testing. If results successfully connect a biological father to the child, the judge will move forward and establish legal paternity. With this legal establishment of paternity, both parents will be able to move forward with child support applications and the request for a custody agreement.

Experts in Newtown Square, PA Say…

Following the establishment of paternity, one parent has the legal right to request child support from the opposite parent. Typically, these amounts are calculated using various factors, such as current income and obligations to other children. According to Newtown Square family law attorney Gordon Brown, Pennsylvania requires that child support judgment is made in the best interest of the child. This means that although the courts typically follow a simple calculation, they may defer from typical practices if necessary to protect the wellbeing of the child and ensure he or she receives all necessary resources.

Neighborhoods Served in Newtown Square

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Ave Newtown Square
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Carriage House Apartments
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Evergreen Club Apartments
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Madison Ellis Preserve
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Newtown Towers Apartments
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Penns Preserve
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Springton Pointe
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The Heights
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Woodbrook House Apartments
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Willistown Knoll

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Acknowledgment of Paternity." Pennsylvania Department of Human Services, https://www.humanservices.state.pa.us/csws/csws/forms/PA-CS-611%20Form.pdf#page=1
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"Court of Common Pleas." Delaware County, https://delcopa.gov/courts/index.html
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"Child Support Lawyer." Law Office of Gordon S. Brown, https://www.mediadivorcelawyer.com/
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"Newtown Square, PA." Apartments.com, https://www.apartments.com/newtown-square-pa/?bb=z4-4r58vyH7t8v8M
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'Discover your Newtown Square neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/newtown-square--pa/