DNA Test - Warwick, RI

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Warwick, Rhode Island at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (401) 200-4945 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 Warwick 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 - Warwick, Rhode Island

Warwick RI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Warwick, Rhode Island 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 Warwick 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 Warwick RI

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

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Establishing paternity in Warwick, RI

Parents who are married when they have a baby in Warwick do not need to establish paternity, as the husband is automatically considered the legal father. However, unmarried parents wishing to establish paternity can sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP) or get a court order. Parents often sign the VAP at the hospital after the baby is born. Once it is filled and signed, they can file it with the Division of Vital Records, and the father becomes the legal father. A Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity is a legal document that should only be signed if both parents are in agreement.

Parents often decide to go to court when they are unsure or disagree about paternity. The judge will often ask the child and the alleged father to take a DNA test that can prove their father-child relationship. Paternity testing is usually a quick, painless cheek swab. The samples are sent to laboratories, and the paternity test results are returned to the judge.

Rhode Island woman searching for her dad and discovering her roots

Laura was adopted as a baby because her mother was only fifteen when she had her. She was told her biological father never knew her mother was pregnant. Although she was adopted and lived in a family that looked happy to the outside world, she said that abuse was happening behind closed doors. When she was 17, she became pregnant but gave up the baby for adoption since she still shared a roof with her abuser.

Laura started to search for her biological mother and found her the old fashion way through research, old yearbooks, and the Public Library. Eventually, she met her mother but still wanted to find her biological father. Laura took a DNA test while she continued to search for him, and discovered many cousins along her journey. She is continuing the search for her father, and, has expressed how fulfilling it has been to learn more about herself and her family.

Last updated 1/27/2023

Neighborhoods in Warwick Served by our Clinics

Arnolds Neck
Cedar Hill
Conimicut Village
Palace Garden

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Establishment of parentage. Establishment of Parentage | Office of Child Support Services. (n.d.). Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://ocss.ri.gov/custodial-parent-services/establishment-parentage
News, D. A. T. H. (2016, April 23). Rhode Island Woman's search for dad leads to Massachusetts. New Bedford Standard-Times. Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://www.southcoasttoday.com/story/news/2016/04/23/rhode-island-woman-s-search/31308425007/