DNA Test - Trenton, NJ

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Trenton, New Jersey at 4 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (609) 551-3001 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 your Trenton DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Trenton, New Jersey

Trenton NJ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Trenton, 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 Trenton 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 Trenton NJ

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Trenton, NJ performed by Health Street was in 2017.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Trenton that they need. 

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Paternity Programs in Trenton, NJ

When two unmarried Trenton parents have a child, the birth father will only be able to obtain parental rights over his newborn child once both parents properly establish paternity in the state of New Jersey. Establishing paternity is the process of declaring a child's legal father to have his name placed on the child's birth certificate as well as to receive paternal rights and responsibilities.

The New Jersey Paternity Opportunity Program (POP) makes it easy for parents to establish paternity following the child's birth. This simple, in-hospital process requires both parents to complete and submit a Certificate of Parentage. If the certificate cannot be completed at the hospital, both parents also have the opportunity to complete it at a later date through a New Jersey Vital Statistics and Registry office location.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Trenton, NJ

By establishing paternity, Trenton parents will have the ability to seek monthly child support services as well as visitation and custody when required. However, when one parent refuses to establish paternity, the ability to seek such services will be limited and will require the other parent to initiate the paternity establishment process via court order.

Whether it's a denial of paternity or a general refusal to sign the establishment certificate, filing a petition to establish paternity through Mercer County Family Court will allow a judge to mandate the opposing parent appears in court. The presumed father will be asked to complete a DNA test to verify and properly establish paternity in addition to any monthly support, custody, and visitation orders.

Experts in Trenton, NJ Say…

According to Trenton paternity law firm Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A, if paternity is established, the legal father will have an obligation to provide support for that child. Demonstrating the importance of paternity testing prior to establishing paternity, if a man learns he is not the biological father of the child after signing a Certificate of Parentage, New Jersey law will still require him to meet monthly child support obligations. To remove these obligations, he must file a petition to disestablish paternity in Mercer County Court.

Last updated 1/31/2023

Some Trenton Neighborhoods That We Serve

Chestnut Park
Combs Farm
Dover Park
North Trenton
Quakerbridge And Holt
The Orchard
University Heights
Villa Park
Woodcliff Estates

Additional Services

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"Mercer." New Jersey Courts, https://www.njcourts.gov/courts/vicinages/mercer
"New Jersey Paternity Lawyers." Helmer, Conley & Kasselman, P.A, https://www.helmerlegal.com/practices/family-law/paternity/
"Trenton, NJ." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/trenton--nj/