DNA Test - Totowa, NJ

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Totowa, New Jersey at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (973) 870-4382 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 - Totowa, New Jersey

Totowa NJ DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Totowa NJ

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Totowa 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 Totowa, plus many more locations throughout New Jersey 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Totowa 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 Totowa that they need. 

Totowa, NJ - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Aretsky Law Group, serving Totowa and Passaic County, explains paternity. "Determining the paternity of a child is complex. As more and more children are born out of wedlock, mothers, fathers, and children are increasingly seeking to establish paternity legally," the law group said. "Paternity carries with it a number of rights and obligations. Child support, child custody, visitation, health insurance, and inheritance rights are only some of the issues associated with the paternity of a child."

Establishing Paternity in Totowa, NJ

When a married couple has a child, the father becomes the child's legal father without taking additional steps to establish paternity. However, unmarried parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. Paternity provides many benefits for the child, including having a relationship with both parents, medical and life insurance, social security, veteran's benefits, inheritance, and other available benefits.

The easiest way to establish paternity in Totowa is by signing a Certificate of Parentage. Parents sign the form voluntarily at the hospital when the child is born or later at the Passaic County Registrar's Office in Paterson. Once both parents sign the Certificate of Parentage, the father can have his name added to the birth certificate. If both parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary form, they can establish paternity in court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Totowa, NJ

If a parent denies that a man is the child's biological father, the court can order a DNA test to prove paternity. Parents can also request DNA testing if either one doubts paternity. If unsure of the child's biological father, parents should only sign a Certificate of Parentage form after taking a DNA test to confirm the child's father. In Totowa, if a DNA test shows at least a 95% probability that a man is the child's father, the court deems him the legal father. DNA tests must be performed by a New Jersey-approved laboratory.

Last updated 8/14/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Totowa That We Serve

Barnert Ave
Boyle Ave
Columbus Ave
Crosby Ave
Garfield Pl
Greene Ave
Lincoln Ave
Sutton Ave
Union Blvd
William Pl

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity." Aretsky Law Group, P.C., https://www.aretsky-law.com/paternity.html
"Establishing Paternity Fact Sheet." New Jersey Department of Human Services, Child Support, https://www.njchildsupport.org/Resources-Forms/Other-Resources/Family-Issues-Fact-Sheet/Establishing-Paternity-Fact-Sheet
"Certificate of Parentage." State of New Jersey, https://www.nj.gov/health/vital/documents/registrar_certificate_of_parentage.pdf
"Totowa, NJ." Google Maps, https://www.google.com/maps/place/Totowa,+NJ/