DNA Test - Rome, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Rome, New York at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (315) 325-8615 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 your Rome DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Rome, New York

Rome NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Rome, 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 Rome 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 Rome NY

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Rome, the state of Rome, New York, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Rome 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 Rome. 

Rome, NY - DNA Testing

Presumption of Paternity in Rome NY

In the state of New York, there are some situations where a child's paternity is presumed. According to experts at The New York Lawyers Team, which serves clients in Rome and the surrounding area, a presumption of paternity exists if any of the following applies:

The child's mother was married to the man during the time when the child was conceived or born.
The child's mother married the man after the child was born and the man's name was added to the child's birth certificate with his consent.
Both the man and the child's mother signed and filed a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage form.

New York State's Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage

When a presumption of paternity does not exist, parents must take action to establish a child's legal paternity. The easiest way to do this is to sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Parentage form. According to Family Legal Care's ABCs of Family Court, for residents of Rome and other counties served by the 5th Judicial Court, this form is typically completed at the hospital at the time of the child's birth. If it's not done at that time, it can also be done at any time until the child turns 21.

Understanding Court-Ordered Paternity

When both parents do not agree about the identity of the child's father or they are not eligible to sign a voluntary acknowledgment of parentage form, an interested party needs to file a paternity case with the family court in the county where the petitioner (the person who filed the case) or responder (the person whom the case is against) lives. The parties that can file a case include the child's mother, the alleged father, the child or the child's guardian, or the Department of Social Services if the child is receiving public assistance. The Oneida County Family Court is located at the Oneida County Courthouse, 301 West Dominick Street, Rome, NY 13440.

Last updated 8/21/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Rome That We Serve

Buena Vista
Canterbury Hill Rd
Coleman Mills Rd
E Dominick St
Hoag Rd
Lauther Rd
Oswego Rd
Owl Tree

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