DNA Test - Santa Fe, NM

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Santa Fe, New Mexico at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (505) 207-5807 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 Santa Fe 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 - Santa Fe, New Mexico

Santa Fe NM DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Santa Fe, New Mexico 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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe NM

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

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Local DNA Stories

Carlyn Montes De Oca is a writer and animal advocate living just outside of Santa Fe, NM. In 2022, at age 57, she found out she was adopted after taking a DNA test. Until taking the DNA test, Montes De Oca thought she belonged to Mexican immigrants and that her brothers and sisters were first-generation Americans living in California. After receiving her DNA test results, her sister came clean about a secret she promised to keep; Montes De Oca was adopted. At first, the news was painful, and as a writer, she made sense of her story by putting it in writing. "The tethers that bound me to my family, the family I grew up with, in some ways were cut," she said. "There was a sadness with that, a loss—but also freedom. It allowed me to stand on my own and to choose what family means to me." Montes De Oca did meet her biological family but didn't keep a strong relationship with them. "There's so much division in families with the state of our world," she said, "and in some ways it allows all of us to choose what family is. I love the expansiveness of being able to choose your family." With only 3% of adoptive children not being told they're adopted, Montes De Oca wrote a book, Junkyard Girl, to help others in that situation.

The Importance of Establishing Paternity in Santa Fe, NM

Paternity means giving the child a legal father. If a married couple has a child in Santa Fe, the husband is automatically the child's legal father. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity. Establishing paternity allows the father to obtain parental rights and responsibilities and become a part of the child's life. Children benefit from having two parents by receiving financial and emotional support from the mother and father.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Santa Fe, NM

Santa Fe parents can establish paternity voluntarily by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement form. If the parents cannot agree on paternity, they can go to court, and the judge may order DNA testing to determine the child's father. If a man refuses a DNA test, the judge may deem him the father for not cooperating.

Last updated 3/31/2023

Neighborhoods in Santa Fe Served by our Clinics

Agua Fria Village
Bisbee Court
Calle Nueva Vista
De Vargus Heights
Estancia Primera
Historic District
La Barbaria Canyon
Menford Lane And Mission
Old Agua Fria Road
Pacheco Street
Quail Run - Senderos
Sangre De Cristo Estates
Tano W/Estrellas Corridor
Valle Del Sol
Westside Guadalupe Historic

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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