DNA Test - Tewksbury, MA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Tewksbury, Massachusetts at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (978) 233-3940 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 - Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Tewksbury MA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Tewksbury, 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 Tewksbury 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 Tewksbury MA

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

Tewksbury, MA - DNA Testing

How to Establish Paternity in Tewksbury

In Massachusetts, a child that is born to unmarried parents does not have a legal father until legal paternity has been established. According to experts at the Tewksbury-based Wright Family Law Group, there are two ways to establish paternity in the state:

  1. Voluntary Acknowledgment: When both parents agree about the identity of the father, they can sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VOP) form.
  2. Court Order - When there is a dispute regarding paternity, the case may be brought to family court. In this case, a DNA paternity test is typically required. This is used to prove biological paternity before the judge issues an order. The Middlesex Probate and Family Court North serves Tewksbury residents dealing with paternity lawsuits.

The Importance of Proof of Paternity

When a child's mother and alleged father do not agree about the identity of the child's biological father, a DNA paternity test is often required. Experts at the Infinity Law Group, which serves clients in Tewksbury and the surrounding area, explain that DNA testing is a non-invasive procedure that the courts outsource to specific medical clinics. The test results are extremely accurate and almost always influence court decisions.

The firm's paternity lawyers recommend that men should take a DNA paternity test before starting to pay child support or initiating any visitation or custody action. Otherwise, Massachusetts state law may require them to continue making child support payments even if the test shows that the man is not the child's biological father.

Suing for Paternity in Massachusetts

Either the child's mother or alleged father can initiate a paternity case with the court system by filing a Complaint to Establish Paternity in the county where one or both parents reside. Experts at Wilkinson & Finkbeiner, a family law group serving clients in Tewksbury and the surrounding area, state that once a case has been filed, either party can request a DNA test to prove or disprove paternity.

After a complaint has been filed, a judge is assigned to the case. Then, court documents are "served" to the other party, who has 20 days to respond. There is a specific process that moves the case toward trial, and it's not unusual for the process to take about a year. However, while the case is pending, either party can file a motion for child support, medical support, or parenting time.

Last updated 10/18/2023

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