DNA Test - Rochester, NY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Rochester, New York at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (585) 312-2796 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.

Shedule 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 - Rochester, New York

Rochester NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Rochester, New York 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 Rochester 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 Rochester NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Rochester 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 Rochester, plus many more locations throughout New York and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Rochester. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Rochester , NY 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. The first DNA test we performed in Rochester, NY was in 2017.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Rochester, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Rochester, NY

Unmarried individuals can file a paternity petition to the Family court to establish paternity. When there is no agreement about paternity, the court will usually order genetic testing. The petition will be dismissed if the DNA test shows the man is not the biological father. If the alleged father is a birth father, then the court will issue an Order of Filiation stating the birth father is the legal father.

If both parents agree on paternity, there is no need to file a petition to the Family court, and they can sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity. They can do this immediately after the baby is born at the hospital or before the child turns 21.

DNA test helps Rochester woman reunite with her sister after more than 70 years

It was a summer love. He was seventeen and got drafted into World War II. The mother found out soon after that she was pregnant with Mary-Ellen.

Mary-Ellen began her search for her father in 1987, but she was unsuccessful in locating him. Instead, years later, she found her long-lost sister Mary-Margaret.

For Mary-Ellen, this felt like closure because she was 77 and thinks it is quite late to be looking for the father. Although the COVID-19 pandemic prevented them from meeting immediately, she was delighted to connect with her sister on the phone. Eventually, they were able to arrange a meeting and had a heart-warming experience at the airport. Mary-Margaret said that even if the DNA test did not prove they were sisters, she could feel they were family.

And what is the plan for these two sisters? They organized a birthday party. After that, they want to spend time together, get to know each other, and celebrate that they found each other even after many years.

Last updated 8/16/2022

Some Rochester Neighborhoods That We Serve

Cobbs Hill
Highland Park
Corn Hill
High Falls
Park Avenue
East Avenue

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Carter, S. (2021, July 22). 'it was closure': DNA test helps Unite Sisters for first time. WHAM. Retrieved August 16, 2022, from https://13wham.com/news/local/it-was-closure-dna-test-helps-unite-sisters-for-first-time