DNA Test - Norwich, CT

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Norwich, Connecticut at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (860) 373-7003 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 - Norwich, Connecticut

Norwich CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Norwich, 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 Norwich 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 Norwich CT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Norwich 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 Norwich, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Norwich. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Norwich , 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 Norwich, the state of Norwich, Connecticut, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Norwich, CT was in 2018.

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 Norwich. 

Norwich, CT - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

The Bruce A. Chamberlain law office, serving Norwich and New London County, explains why fathers should consider DNA testing. "If you've been presented with the news that you've fathered a child, you've got several decisions to make," said the law firm. "The first one, of course, is determining if it's true. Paternity can now be established quickly and with great certainty by a DNA test." The law firm said that when a child is born to married parents in Connecticut, the law assumes the husband is the father. However, the firm explained, "This is not always the case. If you believe that a child born during your marriage was not fathered by you, you can ask for a DNA test. This is an emotionally complex course of action, and it will upset people, but you will know for certain who is the father of the child."

Establishing Paternity in Norwich, CT

Paternity means determining a child's biological father and establishing him as the legal father. Married Norwich parents do not need to establish paternity since Connecticut law automatically assumes the husband is the father. However, unmarried Norwich parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity is by signing an Acknowledgment of Parentage (AOP), a voluntary form signed by both parents stating the child's father. In Norwich, AOPs are not available online and must be signed at the hospital when the child is born or later at any local office of the Department of Social Services. For Norwich parents, this field office is located at 401 West Thames Street in Norwich. If both parents do not sign an AOP, only the mother's name is added to the birth certificate. If unable to establish paternity voluntarily, the parents will have to establish paternity in court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Norwich, CT

If either parent is uncertain about paternity, they should not sign the AOP until using DNA testing to determine the child's biological father. A DNA test uses samples taken by swabbing the inside of the cheek. DNA test results determine whether a man is the child's father with up to 99.9% accuracy.

Last updated 7/20/2023

Neighborhoods in Norwich Served by our Clinics

Bozrah - Yantic
Harland Rd
Little Valley
North St
Plain Hill Td
Rockwell Street
The Hills At Riverview
Thermos Ave/Laurel Hill

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Establishing Parentage." Connecticut State Department of Public Health, https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Vital-Records/Parentage#
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