DNA Test - Selden, NY

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Selden, New York at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (631) 201-0547 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 - Selden, New York

Selden NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Selden, 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 Selden 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 Selden NY

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

DNA Paternity Testing in the City of Selden, NY

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in NY

Establishing a child's legal paternity is a big deal! Not only will doing so help a child develop a sense of identity but, according to Suffolk County Paternity Lawyer Steven P. Kuhn, there are many other important benefits. For example, once paternity is established, the child will have access to both parents' medical and life insurance benefits. In addition, both parents can access the child's medical records and the child will be able to understand his or her full family medical history.

Both parents will also be obligated to provide support for the child and both can share in visitation and custody rights.

How to Establish Paternity in Suffolk County

Establishing paternity in Suffolk County is fairly simple. If a child is born to unmarried parents and both parties are sure about the identity of the child's biological father, they can sign and file an Affidavit of Paternity. The easiest way to do this is to complete the form at the hospital when the child is born. You can also obtain the form from your local Child Support Enforcement Bureau.

When both parents don't agree or other circumstances prevent you from filing this form, you'll need to have the courts establish legal paternity. In this case, you may hire an attorney to assist you or file a DIY Paternity Petition.

Dealing with Fraudulent Paternity Claims

Unfortunately, it is possible to face claims of paternity that are untrue. According to Suffolk County Divorce and Family Law Attorney Lynn Poster-Zimmerman, paternity fraud occurs when a mother claims a man is a child's father, knowing full well that he is not. While there's no set punishment for women who do this, men can be stuck with a lifetime of paying support for a child that isn't his.

For this reason, any man who believes he has been incorrectly accused of fathering a child must take a DNA paternity test right away. In this circumstance, it's always a good idea to seek legal counsel.

Neighborhoods In and Around Selden That We Serve

Central Islip
Huntington Station
Bay Shore
Nassau Shores

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Seeking Paternity." Steven P. Kuhn Attorney At Law, https://www.divorcelawyersuffolkcounty.com/family-law/paternity/
"Paternity Information for Fathers." Suffolk County Government, https://appt.suffolkcountyny.gov/Portals/0/socialservices/pdfs/Paternity%20Information%20for%20Fathers%2027-0169.pdf
Child Support Enforcement Bureau, Suffolk County Government, https://www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/Social-Services/Child-Support-Enforcement-Bureau
"Paternity Petition Program." New York State Unified Court System, https://www.nycourts.gov/courthelp/diy/paternity.shtml
"Determining Paternity and Looking Out for Fraud." Lynn Poster-Zimmermann, PC, 4 February 2013, https://www.huntingtonfamilylaw.com/blog/2013/february/determining-paternity-and-looking-out-for-fraud/
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