DNA Test - Stamford, CT

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Stamford, Connecticut at 4 testing laboratories. Call (203) 446-5984 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 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 - Stamford, Connecticut

Stamford CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Stamford, Connecticut 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 Stamford DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Stamford CT

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Stamford 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 Stamford, plus many more locations throughout Connecticut 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Stamford, CT was in 2017.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Stamford. 

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Establishing paternity in Stamford, CT

If Stamford parents are unwed, they have several options to establish paternity after the child is born. First, they can sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) to establish the legal father. If they agree about paternity, this can usually be signed at the hospital when the child is born. Signing the document shows that both parents agree that they are the child's birth parents. Once they sign the form, they must file it with the Department of Public Health.

Sometimes, parents are unsure about who the biological father is. In that case, do not sign the AOP form. It is better to file the petition to the court. If the parents decide to proceed with the court order instead, they can file a petition, but only if the child is younger than 18 years old. In Connecticut, the judge often requests DNA testing to confirm paternity. Once the judge has the DNA testing results, he can establish paternity. After this process is completed, it may still be necessary to establish custody, visitation hours, or child support.

Although at-home paternity testing is usually not accepted as court-admissible evidence, it is another option if parents are just looking for peace of mind.

Stamford, Connecticut: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity can come with many benefits, especially for the child. Some of these benefits can include:

Building a relationship with both parents
Knowing their whole identity
Having both parents on the child's birth certificate
Knowing the family medical history or any medical issues related to them
Receiving financial support from both parents
Social Security, pensions, and veteran benefits, if applicable

Last updated 10/6/2022

Some Stamford Neighborhoods That We Serve

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West Side
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