DNA Test - Penn Valley, PA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Penn Valley, Pennsylvania at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (484) 246-7538 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 - Penn Valley, Pennsylvania

Penn Valley PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Penn Valley, 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:

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 Penn Valley 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 Penn Valley PA

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

Local DNA Testing for Penn Valley, PA

How to Establish Paternity in Montgomery County

Given the number of children born to unmarried parents, it's important to understand the process of establishing paternity. According to Montgomery County paternity lawyers at Rubin, Glickman, Steinberg & Gifford, paternity is presumed when a child is born or conceived during a marriage.

If a child's parents aren't married and both agree about the child's parentage, they can sign and file a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form. Otherwise, one party can file a petition with the court and request a DNA test to establish paternity.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

There are many benefits to establishing legal paternity. Child support is generally considered the number one reason why mothers seek to establish paternity. Attorneys at Prince Law Office, which serves Montgomery County and the surrounding area, explain that once a man is identified as a child's legal father, he's responsible for contributing his fair share to the child's financial support.

Establishing paternity also allows the child to receive an inheritance from his or her legal father and to receive benefits — like Social Security and Veteran's benefits — based on the father's records. If a child's father has life and/or health insurance, the child may receive benefits from this as well.

The Role of DNA in Establishing Paternity

When a child's mother and alleged father don't agree about the child's paternity, a DNA test can resolve the issue. According to the Montgomery County Domestic Relations department, after a court-ordered DNA test is completed, the test results are sent to both the mother and the alleged father. After seeing the results, if the man then agrees that he is the child's father, he can sign an acknowledgment form. Once this is done, a conference is scheduled to determine the amount of child support he needs to pay.

If the man continues to deny paternity, court proceedings will continue. In most cases, if he is eventually deemed to be the child's father, he will typically be required to pay for the DNA test and for any related court costs.

Neighborhoods Served in Penn Valley

Moreno Rd
Braeburn Ln
Broad Acres Rd
S Woodbine Ave
Fairview Rd
Conshohocken State Rd

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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