DNA Test - Vestal, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Vestal, New York at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (607) 307-3228 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 Vestal 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 - Vestal, New York

Vestal NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Vestal, New York 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Vestal DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Vestal NY

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Vestal 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 Vestal, plus many more locations throughout New York 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Vestal, the state of Vestal, New York, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Vestal to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Vestal. 

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Establishing Paternity in Vestal, NY

Under New York paternity law, establishing paternity is a legal process that must be completed in cases of unmarried parents to declare a child's legal father. To complete this crucial process, two Vestal parents can sign and file an Acknowledgment of Parentage following their child's birth, which will grant the father paternal rights and responsibilities.

Bear in mind that signing this form is completely voluntary, and it's essential that both parents have full confidence in the paternity of their child before moving forward. When in doubt, Vestal parents can use DNA paternity testing to accurately determine a child's biological father and avoid the legal complications that can arise in instances of mistaken paternity.

Paternity Laws and Regulations in Vestal, NY

In cases where parents neglect to use DNA testing as part of the establishment process, it's not uncommon for a parent to later learn of mistaken paternity. Under New York Family Code Section 516-A, a Vestal father has up to 60 days after signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity to submit a petition to have it rescinded in court.

When a Vestal father challenges a paternity establishment in court, a judge will likely use DNA testing of the child to confirm the man's claim. Following the 60-day mark, challenging an acknowledgment and accompanying child support orders becomes much harder and will require proof of duress, material mistake, or paternity fraud when addressed in court.

Paternity Programs in Vestal, NY

The state of New York offers a Putative Father Registry program to help preserve the parental rights of Vestal men who have fathered a child but have no direct connection to them. This registry is used to maintain the name of individuals who have filed a notice to claim paternity, have acknowledged paternity, or have been determined by the courts to be the biological father of the child.

Once entered into the New York Putative Father Registry, registered individuals will receive legal notice of any court proceeding involving the child. Proceedings can include foster home placements, custody and guardianship hearings, and legal adoption proceedings. If a notice is received, the father may potentially be able to gain custody or visitation if the courts deem it a safe alternative.

Last updated 10/19/2023

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Additional Services

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Citations

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"Acknowledgment of Parentage." New York Department of Child Support, https://childsupport.ny.gov/dcse/aop_faq.html
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"Acknowledgment of Parentage." New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance, https://otda.ny.gov/programs/applications/5171.pdf
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"Section 516-A Acknowledgment of parentage." New York State Senate, https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/laws/FCT/516-A
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"Vestal, NY." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/vestal--ny/