DNA Test – South Dennis, MA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in South Dennis, Massachusetts at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (508) 252-0655 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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484 Route 134
South Dennis, MA 02660
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DNA Test – South Dennis, Massachusetts

South Dennis MA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our South Dennis, Massachusetts 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 South Dennis DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in South Dennis MA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our South Dennis 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 South Dennis, plus many more locations throughout Massachusetts 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in South Dennis, the state of South Dennis, Massachusetts, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from South Dennis 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 South Dennis. 

Local DNA Testing for South Dennis, MA

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in South Dennis, MA

Paternity, which means legal fatherhood, needs to be established if a child is born to unmarried parents. In South Dennis, MA, paternity can be established by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity, or by asking the court to establish paternity.

DNA testing for paternity is used to determine the likelihood that a man is the child’s biological father. Once DNA testing is analyzed and proves the man is the father, his name will be added to the birth certificate. DNA testing may be ordered by the court but can be avoided if both parents agree about who the father is and sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form.

In South Dennis, MA, if a woman is married when her child is born or married within 300 days of the child’s birth, the law presumes the mother’s husband to be the father. If someone else is the biological father and files a court action for paternity, Massachusetts law requires the spouse to be notified.

Experts Say…

Lynch & Owens, P.C. is a law firm that serves South Dennis, MA and Barnstable County. They explain the difference between the rights of married parents compared to unmarried parents. “…the law provides a decided advantage to the mother prior to the entry of a court order… the parental rights of an unmarried father are inferior to those of an unmarried mother, until and unless a court orders otherwise. Unmarried mother’s custody rights are also superior to that of a father who has not established paternity.” The law firm explains that until paternity is established, the unwed mother will have custody of the child.

The Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in South Dennis, MA

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The population of South Dennis, MA is 3,684.
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There are 1,768 employees in South Dennis.
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$53,891 is the average household income.
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Healthcare and social assistance are the largest industries in South Dennis.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in South Dennis, Massachusetts

484 Route 134 South Dennis, MA 02660
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMFriday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMSaturday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PMSunday: 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM About this Location: To get DNA tests in South Dennis, come to this location, which is close to Bass River.

Neighborhoods In and Around South Dennis That We Serve

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Mayfair Rd
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Old Bass River Rd
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Airline Rd
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Old Chatham Rd
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Gages Way
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Chadwick Rd
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Meadowspring Dr
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Jays Dr
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Debbie Ln
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Barry Ln

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Massachusetts Background Check for Employers in South Dennis, MA

Citations

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“Frequently Asked Questions – Child Support Cases – Barnstable Probate and Family Court- Barnstable, MA.” Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Department of Revenue, Child Support Division, 10 May 2016, https://www.mass.gov/doc/barnstable-guide/download
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“Unmarried Parents.” Lynch & Owens P.C., https://www.lynchowens.com/divorce-family-law/unmarried-parents/
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“South Dennis, MA.” DataUSA, https://datausa.io/profile/geo/south-dennis-ma
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“South Dennis.” Trulia, https://www.trulia.com/n/ma/dennis/south-dennis/204988/