DNA Test - Niagara Falls, NY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Niagara Falls, New York at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (716) 215-2733 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 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 - Niagara Falls, New York

Niagara Falls NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Niagara Falls, 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 Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls NY

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Niagara Falls, the state of Niagara Falls, New York, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Niagara Falls, NY was in 2020.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Niagara Falls. 

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Establishing Paternity in Niagara Falls, NY

In cases where two Niagara Falls parents are not married when they have a child, an Acknowledgment of Parentage will need to be signed and submitted to legally identify the biological father of the child. This is because the biological father of a Niagara Falls child cannot be automatically assumed under New York law, unless the parents are married at the time of birth.

Following the child's birth, hospital staff present the Acknowledgment of Parentage for completion. Because this is a completely voluntary process, both parents must have full confidence in the child's paternity before moving forward with the form's completion. In the event of paternity uncertainty, Niagara Falls parents must first use DNA testing services to effectively identify the biological parent.

Experts in Niagara Falls, NY Say…

According to Niagara Falls Paternity Attorney Richard H. Cole, many benefits come with establishing paternity in the state of New York. For the father, benefits include having his name placed on the child's birth certificate and rights to visitation and custody when applicable. On behalf of the child, establishing paternity will provide them with financial benefits from their father's side, including child support, Social Security, veteran's benefits, inheritance rights, and medical insurance.

Laws and Regulations Relating to Paternity in Niagara Falls, NY

Under New York Law Article 6 Title 1 Section 372-C, Niagara Falls men who believe they have fathered a child have the right to register with the New York Putative Father Registry. This registry is used to protect the parental rights of men who intend to claim paternity but have not yet been able to do so, whether they cannot locate the child's mother, or she is refusing to establish paternity.

While registration isn't a method of establishing paternity, Niagara Falls men who register with the state database will receive notice of any legal adoption involving their potential child. If this occurs, a potential Niagara Falls father may be able to petition to halt the adoption process, establish paternity through the use of DNA testing, and seek custodial rights over the child.

Last updated 12/26/2023

Neighborhoods in Niagara Falls Served by our Clinics

Falls West
Laurelton Park
Plaza Drive

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Acknowledgment of Parentage FAQ." New York State Child Support Services, https://childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/aop_faq.html
"What Are the Benefits of Establishing Paternity?" Cole, Sorrentino, Hurley, Hewner, and Gambino P.C., https://www.colesorrentino.com/buffalo-child-custody-lawyers/paternity/
"SECTION 372-C Putative father registry." The New York State Senate, https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/SOS/372-C
"Niagra Falls, NY." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/niagara-falls--ny/