DNA Test - Waterbury, CT

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Waterbury, Connecticut at 3 testing laboratories. Call (203) 446-5214 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth a certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Waterbury, Connecticut

Waterbury CT DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Waterbury, Connecticut 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 Waterbury 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 Waterbury CT

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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Waterbury, CT was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Waterbury. 

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Establishing paternity in Waterbury, Connecticut

In Connecticut, if parents are unmarried and agree about who the biological father is, they can sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP). After both of them sign, they must file it with the Paternity Registry at the Department of Public Health (DPH). However, if the AOP is completed in the hospital right after the baby is born, the staff can usually help parents send it to DPH.

There are cases when parents disagree about who the biological father is and must go to court. In Connecticut, it is common for the judge to ask the alleged father and child to take a DNA test to prove a child-father relationship. Once the tests come back from the laboratory, the judge will establish paternity. It is important to remember that the judge can also consider other factors when deciding legal paternity.

Waterbury, CT: Benefits of establishing paternity

If the parents are not married and the mother is going to raise the child by herself, it could be beneficial for her to establish paternity. She can get the father's financial support for the child, and there are other benefits the child can get if the paternity is established. Some of them can include, for example, health and life insurance, veterans benefits, disability benefits, and the right to inherit from the father. Additionally, knowing both parents can help the child's sense of identity and mental health. Plus, if paternity is established, the child can access medical records from both sides of the family, which can be beneficial in diagnosing and treating genetic diseases.

However, establishing paternity is not only beneficial for the mother and the child. Once paternity is established, the father can gain the same rights and responsibilities as the mother, which allows him to establish custody of the child or visitation hours if necessary. The father will often have an equal voice in decisions concerning the child's healthcare, religious upbringing, education, and other significant issues.

Last updated 10/31/2022

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By Crystal on 8/27/2016
The result page was clear and to the point. I would have preferred some explanation for the different testing criteria for curiosities sake but that would not make the out come of the test any different. I called and requested a electronic copy of the results and after a few verification questions it was emailed to me within 10 minutes!


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