DNA Test - Schenectady, NY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Schenectady, New York at 4 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (518) 255-7979 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 - Schenectady, New York

Schenectady NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Schenectady, New York clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Schenectady DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Schenectady NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Schenectady 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Schenectady, plus many more locations throughout New York and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Schenectady, NY performed by Health Street was in 2019.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Schenectady that they need. 

Schenectady, New York - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Schenectady, NY

Establishing paternity in Schenectady, New York is crucial for unwed parents, as it provides numerous benefits for both the parents and the child involved. The process can be initiated immediately after the baby's birth, with parents having the option to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity at the hospital or birthing center. However, it is important for parents to be certain about the biological father before signing this document.

In cases where doubts about paternity arise, many people choose to establish paternity through the court system. A judge may order a DNA test, typically conducted through non-invasive cheek swab samples, to determine paternity accurately. These tests are conducted in accredited laboratories, and the results are presented to the judge.

Health Street offers reliable and accurate DNA testing services in Schenectady, New York. Choose from multiple testing options to meet your specific needs.

Schenectady, New York: Benefits for establishing paternity

Establishing paternity brings several benefits for both parents. The mother can now share the responsibilities and rights with the father, enabling her to share expenses related to food, education, clothing, and daycare. The father, on the other hand, gains the opportunity to seek custody or visitation hours through legal channels. Additionally, if the mother is considering adoption, the father must be notified.

Above all, establishing paternity can be important for the child because:

The child can gain access to the medical history of the father, which can be crucial to their health
The child can get life and health insurance
The child may have access to Social Security
The child can have the right to inherit
The child can get veterans or disability benefits if applicable

Last updated 5/11/2023

Some Schenectady Neighborhoods That We Serve

Union Street
East Glenville
Our Lady
Hawthorne Hill
Fort Hunter
Niskayuna West
Rotterdam West
Mount Pleasant
Central State

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Establishing paternity - government of New York City. (n.d.-d). https://www.nyc.gov/assets/hra/downloads/pdf/services/child_support/EstablishPaternity_W549E.pdf