DNA Test - Shelton, CT

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Shelton, Connecticut at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (203) 538-9566 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth a certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Shelton, Connecticut

Shelton CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Shelton, Connecticut 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 Shelton 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 Shelton CT

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Shelton to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Shelton, CT - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Shelton, CT

The paternity establishment process is extremely important for Shelton parents who are not married at the time of their child's birth. The process legally declares the child's biological father and places the Shelton man's name on the child's birth certificate. A legal paternity declaration is also required by the state of Connecticut if either parent wishes to request monthly child support.

Establishing paternity in Shelton is quite easy and can be done by completing an Acknowledgment of Parentage Form through the birth hospital, or the Connecticut Department of Public Health or the Department of Social Services at a later date. If there is any doubt over a child's biological father, Shelton parents should first use DNA testing services to confirm paternity prior to signing the form.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Shelton, CT

Shelton parents can ask the courts for assistance when looking to establish paternity. This process is typically used in situations where one parent refuses to establish paternity or denies the given paternity claim. After filing a Petition to Establish Parentage in Fairfield County Court, a judge will require the opposing party to agree to DNA testing. If paternity testing can successfully identify the biological father, paternity can then be established in court.

Why Use DNA Testing When Establishing Paternity in Shelton, CT

When a parent is not married at the time of their child's birth, it is not uncommon for there to be questions about the child's biological father. Assuming a child's paternity and establishing paternity without the use of DNA testing could result in an inaccurate filing, as well as a Shelton man gaining legal rights and child support obligations over a child who is biologically not his.

Not to mention, if a Shelton parent later learns of this mistaken paternity, they will require legal help to properly disestablish paternity in Fairfield County Court. In court, a Fairfield judge will likely request proof of DNA testing to verify the given claim and to further support their decision on whether to remove any child support obligations.

Last updated 8/9/2023

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"Petition/Parentage." Connecticut Probate Courts, http://www.ctprobate.gov/Forms/PC-907.pdf
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