DNA Test - Somerville, MA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Somerville, Massachusetts at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (617) 863-9232 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 - Somerville, Massachusetts

Somerville MA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Somerville, Massachusetts 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 Somerville 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 Somerville MA

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

Somerville, Massachusetts - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Somerville, MA

Unmarried parents in Somerville, MA have two options for establishing paternity, but it is essential to approach the process with caution and consideration. The first option is signing a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP), which both parents must sign if they agree on paternity. This can be signed at the hospital after the birth of the child, or at a later time. The VAP must be notarized and filed with the Registry of Vital Records. After the VAP is filed, the father becomes the legal father. His name can then be added to the child's birth certificate.

If either parent feels hesitant about establishing parentage, they should seek court intervention. The court often requires a DNA test to establish paternity, which is quick, painless, and done through a cheek swab. The samples are then sent to a laboratory, where experts test them and provide results to the court. The judge can then establish paternity, child support, custody, and visitation hours.

DNA test reconnects father and son from Massachusetts after decades apart

Jason from Massachusetts spent decades trying to track down his father. Taking a DNA test is what allowed him to finally reconnect with Mark. Upon meeting, Mark felt an immediate connection with Jason and was eager to bond with him, despite having no prior knowledge of his existence. The DNA test played a crucial role in this reunion, providing irrefutable evidence of their biological relationship.

For Jason, the reunion has been a life-changing experience. He no longer feels abandoned by his father, and has the unique opportunity to make up for lost time. Mark and Jason are now focused on spending quality time together and catching up on the years that they missed.

Last updated 2/13/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Somerville

Assembly Square
Ball Square
Ward Two
Ten Hills
Prospect Hill
Inner Belt
Davis Square
East Somerville
Gilman Square
Powder House Square
Inner Belt

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Frisbie, C., & Inc., H. T. (2021, July 1). Massachusetts father and son reunite thanks to DNA test. KCRA. Retrieved February 13, 2023, from https://www.kcra.com/article/stitch-massachusetts-son-finds-father-through-dna-test/36544297#