DNA Test - Toms River, NJ

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Toms River, New Jersey at 4 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (732) 338-2915 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.

Schedule 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 - Toms River, New Jersey

Toms River NJ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Toms River, New Jersey 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 Toms River 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 Toms River NJ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Toms River 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 Toms River, plus many more locations throughout New Jersey and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Toms River. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Toms River , NJ 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Toms River, the state of Toms River, New Jersey, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Toms River, NJ was in 2019.

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 Toms River. 

Toms River, New Jersey - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Children have the right to know who their father is, just as fathers have the right to know if they are indeed the fathers," says Bronzino family attorneys. "From a non-financial standpoint, this basic knowledge provides not only insight into an existing medical history, but supports family ties that can lead to an ongoing healthy and nurturing relationship between a child and his or her father." The family lawyers, who serve Toms River and Ocean County, also say that establishing paternity allows children to know their father's side of the family and establish relationships with other relatives, like grandparents, aunts, and uncles.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Toms River, NJ

When parents are married in Toms River, the husband is assumed to be the child's legal father, and paternity is automatically established. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Toms River is by signing a Certificate of Parentage form, which should only be signed if both parents agree on paternity. If either parent questions paternity, they should not sign the form until they obtain DNA testing to prove paternity. In Toms River, if a DNA test shows a 95% probability or higher that a man is the father, he's presumed to be the child's biological father. If the parents don't agree to sign the voluntary paternity form, one parent can make an allegation of paternity, and the process to establish paternity begins within 90 days of the allegation.

The Importance of Establishing Paternity in Toms River, NJ

Establishing paternity ensures that the child receives available benefits from each parent. These include social security, veterans' benefits, inheritance, and medical insurance. It also protects the father's rights, allowing him to travel with the child, obtain visitation and custody orders, and develop a child-father relationship.

Last updated 12/27/2022

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