DNA Test - Pennsauken, NJ

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Pennsauken, New Jersey at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (856) 212-0290 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 - Pennsauken, New Jersey

Pennsauken NJ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Pennsauken, New Jersey 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 Pennsauken 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 Pennsauken NJ

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

Pennsauken, NJ - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Smedley Law Group, serving Pennsauken and Camden County, explains why it's important to establish paternity. "There are multiple reasons why you should consider formally establishing the paternity of a child. First and foremost is the importance both parents have in the lives of their children," said the law firm. The law firm also explained that establishing paternity provides financial support, is the first step in establishing child support, and grants the child access to benefits and life insurance. "Finally, the knowledge of paternity helps the child to be grounded in a family, by knowing his family name and having full access to his family medical history," said the law firm.

Establishing Paternity in Pennsauken, NJ

Establishing paternity is the process of a man becoming a child's legal father. If a child is born to married parents, the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father. The easiest way for unmarried Pennsauken parents to establish paternity is by signing a Certificate of Parentage (COP). A COP is a voluntary form that parents can sign at the hospital or later at Camden County's Registrar's Office, located at 520 Market St in Camden. If the parents cannot agree to establish paternity voluntarily, they can go to court. In some cases, paternity is established with a legal presumption of paternity, which can happen for parents who marry after the child is born or parents who use artificial insemination, for example.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Pennsauken, NJ

If either parent doubts paternity, they should take a DNA test before signing a COP. The judge may also order a DNA test when establishing paternity in court. In Pennsauken, if a DNA test shows at least a 95% probability that a man is the child's biological father, the court deems him the legal father. Pennsauken and New Jersey courts do not accept home DNA test results in court. The parents and child must have their samples collected and tested at a lab.

Last updated 8/23/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Pennsauken That We Serve

Chadwick Ii
Collins Tract
Cooper Ave
Irving Ave
Jefferson Ave
Lexington Ave
Merchantville Ave
Park Ave
Rogers Ave
Westfield Ave

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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