DNA Test - Piscataway, NJ

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Piscataway, New Jersey at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (732) 338-2916 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 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 - Piscataway, New Jersey

Piscataway NJ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Piscataway, 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 Piscataway 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 Piscataway NJ

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

DNA Testing in Piscataway, NJ

Filing a Certificate of Parentage in New Jersey

In the state of New Jersey, if a child is born to unmarried parents, he or she won't have a legal father until steps are taken to establish legal paternity. The easiest way to do this is for both parents to voluntarily sign a Certificate of Parentage Form. As part of the New Jersey Paternity Opportunity Program (POP), parents are encouraged to file this form at the hospital when the child is born.

If it isn't done at that time, the paperwork can still be filed any time before the child's 23rd birthday. Parents can get this paperwork at the County Welfare Agency or Local Registrar. The Middlesex County Board of Social Services is located at 181 How Lane P.O. Box 509 in New Brunswick, NJ.

Other Ways to Establish Paternity in New Jersey

According to Middlesex attorneys at the Law Offices of John B. D'Alessandro, when a child is born to a married couple, the mother's husband is automatically presumed to be the child's legal father. However, if there's evidence to the contrary, this presumption can be challenged.

If a child's parents aren't married and they haven't filed a Certificate of Parentage, paternity must be established through a judicial proceeding. In this case, a DNA test is almost always required. If the test shows there's a 95% or greater chance the man is the child's biological father, the courts will deem him the child's legal father.

Importance of Establishing Legal Paternity

There are many benefits of establishing a child's legal paternity. Middlesex County attorneys at the Law Office of Jordan B. Rickards explain a few of the most important:

The child will have access to both parents' medical history
The child can legally receive an inheritance from the father
The child may receive veterans' and Social Security benefits under the father's record
The child will have a greater sense of identity

In addition, once legal paternity is established, the father is responsible for financially supporting the child. Both parents can also petition the courts for custody and/or visitation rights.

Neighborhoods Served in Piscataway

Hidden Woods
North Stelton
New Market
Deborah Dr / Park Ave
S Washington Ave / Evans Ave
New Brunswick Ave / W 7th St
Possumtown / Fieldville

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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