DNA Test - Old Saybrook, CT

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Old Saybrook, Connecticut at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (860) 552-7002 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 - Old Saybrook, Connecticut

Old Saybrook CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Old Saybrook, 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 Old Saybrook 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 Old Saybrook CT

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Old Saybrook as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Old Saybrook. 

DNA Paternity in Old Saybrook, CT

Determining Paternity in Old Saybrook, CT

Establishing paternity in the state of Connecticut is significantly important for the mother, child, and father, as it creates a legal connection and allows for the request of child support services. Unfortunately, in some cases, an Old Saybrook mother may be quick to act upon presumption, ultimately establishing paternity with a man who is actually not the child's biological father.

If there is any doubt of exactly who the child's father is, the mother and/or father must seek paternity DNA testing prior to establishing legal paternity. In cases where the father does not agree to submit to DNA testing, the mother will need to legally request it herself. This process includes filing a paternity petition through the Middlesex County Family Court, which allows a judge to mandate the presumed father to submit to DNA testing.

Establishing Paternity

If an unmarried Old Saybrook, CT couple has completed a DNA paternity test to determine paternity or has full confidence in exactly who the child's biological father is, the next best step would be to legally establish paternity. The legal paternity establishment process is important, as it provides the father with legal rights and responsibilities over the child. Likewise, once paternity is legally established in the state of Connecticut, a mother can request monthly child support services from the father including health care and monthly support payments.

To establish legal paternity, both parents can complete an Acknowledgement of Paternity. This form is typically completed at the hospital following the child's birth, but can also be completed through the Connecticut Vital Records Office. As with most paternity concerns, if an Old Saybrook mother or father is encountering difficulty establishing paternity with the other parent, Middlesex County Family Court can mandate that DNA testing is complete to prove and rightfully establish paternity.

Experts in Old Saybrook, CT Say

Not always will an Old Saybrook couple remain in a relationship following the establishment of paternity. In these cases, if both parents cannot reach an agreement regarding custody and visitation of the child, the two will need to establish a legal agreement in court. According to Old Saybrook Family Law Attorney Lindsay Savona-Donka, when determining who has primary physical custody of the child, the court will look at which parent is more willing to allow frequent and continuing visitation. This helps create a better and healthier setting for the child, providing substantial time with both parents.

Some Old Saybrook Neighborhoods That We Serve

Cornfield Park
Floral Park
Old Saybrook Center
Otter Cove Estates
Plum Bank Beach
Saybrook Manor
Saybrook Point

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Establishing Paternity." Connecticut Department of Public Health, https://portal.ct.gov/DPH/Vital-Records/Paternity
"Child Custody." Savona and Saunders Family Law, http://savonasaunders.com/child-custody/
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