DNA Test - Norwalk, CT

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Norwalk, Connecticut at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (203) 446-5296 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.

Schedule your Norwalk 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 - Norwalk, Connecticut

Norwalk CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Norwalk, Connecticut 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 Norwalk 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 Norwalk CT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Norwalk 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 Norwalk, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Norwalk. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Norwalk , CT 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 Norwalk, the state of Norwalk, Connecticut, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Norwalk to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Norwalk. 

Norwalk, Connecticut - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Norwalk, CT

Under Connecticut law, if the parents are unmarried, they must establish paternity for the father to be identified as the legal father. Parents can sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) to establish paternity voluntarily. However, it is important to note that this is a legally binding document and should only be signed if both parties are sure about paternity. Parents often sign the AOP at the hospital after the baby is born, and the hospital staff can usually help with the process. After they both sign and file the AOP, the father's name can be added to the child's birth certificate.

Another way to establish paternity is by court order. Parents usually decide to go to court when they disagree about paternity, are unsure about the biological father, or want the court to establish custody, child support, or visitation hours. The judge often orders the alleged father and the child to undergo DNA testing. Getting DNA tests done is a quick, reliable, and painless way to determine whether the man is the biological father. When the judge receives the results, this evidence may be considered while establishing paternity.

Norwalk, Connecticut: Benefits of establishing paternity

If the parents from Norwalk, Connecticut, are unmarried and the father has not been legally established, he has no legal responsibility to help support the child. Establishing legal paternity in Norwalk can give the father rights and responsibilities toward the child. For example, the court may legally order him to pay child support. Establishing the legal father can also give the man a voice in making important decisions about the child's life, perhaps regarding education, health, and religious upbringing.

The child may be eligible for more benefits, which can include:

Veterans and disability benefits
Social security
Life and health insurance
The access to family medical history from both sides
The right to inherit from the father
Better sense of identity
Having the father's name on the child's birth certificate

Last updated 12/30/2022

Neighborhoods in Norwalk Served by our Clinics

Broad River
East Norwalk
Golden Hill

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