DNA Test - Saratoga Springs, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Saratoga Springs, New York at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (518) 255-7978 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 Saratoga Springs 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 - Saratoga Springs, New York

Saratoga Springs NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Saratoga Springs, 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 Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Saratoga Springs 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 Saratoga Springs, plus many more locations throughout New York and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Saratoga Springs. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Saratoga Springs , 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 Saratoga Springs, NY was in 2019.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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Experts Say...

The Colwell Law Group in Saratoga Springs explains the importance of establishing paternity. "There are significant benefits to the father, mother, and child of identifying the child's father as the legal parent as soon after birth as possible," the law group said. "Establishing paternity is essential because, without it, a child will not have the same rights as a child with two legal parents," the law group continued. "Confirming the identity of the child's legal father also has significant benefits for the parents." The group explained that establishing paternity gives the father visitation and custody rights and allows for his name to be added to the birth certificate. Mothers obtain financial support and get help with parental responsibilities. The child benefits the most from having a legal father by gaining financial and emotional support from both parents, access to family medical information, and any available benefits from either parent.

Establishing Paternity in Saratoga Springs, NY

If married parents in Saratoga Springs have a child, the husband is automatically presumed to be the child's legal father. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity. The easiest way to establish paternity in Saratoga Springs is to sign an Acknowledgment of Parentage form. The form is voluntary, and both parents must agree to sign. Otherwise, they can establish paternity in court. Any party can file a paternity action, including the mother, a man who believes he's the child's father, the child or their guardian, or the Department of Social Services (if the mother receives public assistance).

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Saratoga Springs, NY

Parents unsure of the child's biological father should not sign an Acknowledgment of Parentage form until they take a DNA test to prove paternity. Either parent can request a DNA test. DNA testing may also be ordered by the court in cases where paternity is uncertain, or one parent denies paternity.

Last updated 5/17/2023

Some Saratoga Springs Neighborhoods That We Serve

Floral Estates
Gilbert Rd/Old Schuylerville
Knoll Spring Park
Northern Edie/Scout Road
Oak Ridge
Regatta View
Sherwood Trail/Friar Tuck
Stafford Bridge/Ruggles
The Woodlands
West Side/Beekman Arts

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Establishing Paternity: Every Child Deserves a Father." New York Department of Social Services, https://www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/child_support/EstablishPaternity_W549E.pdf
"Saratoga Springs Paternity Lawyer." The Colwell Law Group, LLC, https://colwell-law.org/saratoga-springs-family/paternity-lawyer/
"Acknowledgment of Parentage." New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, https://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/5171.pdf
"Saratoga Springs, NY." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/saratoga-springs--ny/