DNA Test – Stamford, CT
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
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:
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.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Stamford.
Local DNA Testing for Stamford
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Stamford
If a Connecticut mother isn’t married to the child’s father at the time of birth, no father will be named on the birth certificate until both parents have completed an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. Alternatively, they can have a court order that legally identifies the father. The Acknowledgement of Paternity can be completed and submitted to the state Vital Records Office. Stamford’s Vital Records Office is located on Washington Blvd. in the Stamford Government Center.
If parents do not agree on a child’s paternity, court-ordered paternity becomes necessary in Connecticut. The Connecticut Department of Social Services (DSS) can order genetic (DNA) testing if a child is receiving services. The DSS advises, “you should not sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity until you get a genetic test” if one or both parents are unsure about paternity. Connecticut courts may assess a fee for genetic testing unless a parent can prove they are unable to pay. The DSS also says that parents who aren’t receiving services from DSS can receive genetic testing from an accredited lab.
Local DNA Stories
In September 2011, Cassandria Carlson and her son and daughter were photographed by the Stamford Advocate. Cassandria had sought, but had not obtained, DNA samples that could prove she is the biological daughter of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, the famed couple of “I Love Lucy” and other 50s and 60s television shows. If true, Cassandria would be a sibling of Lucie Arnaz and Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Julia Arnaz, who grew up in Stamford, is the biological daughter of Desi Arnaz, Jr. In 1991, Julia obtained a court order for a paternity test which showed that Desi Arnaz, Jr. was her biological father. According to the Stamford Advocate, Desi Arnaz, Jr. acknowledged that Julia was his daughter for the first time in 2007.
Experts Say …
Siegel and Kaufman, a paternity rights and visitation law firm in Stamford, say that establishing paternity is important for fathers because it will provide them with peace of mind, and offers the child legal benefits, including Social Security, pension, veteran’s benefits, and medical insurance. They also emphasize health and medical benefits. “Knowing who the father is means the child has a complete family medical history,” according to Siegel and Kaufman.