DNA Test - Wayne, NJ

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Wayne, New Jersey at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (973) 870-4328 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 Wayne 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 - Wayne, New Jersey

Wayne NJ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Wayne, 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 Wayne 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 Wayne NJ

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Wayne, the state of Wayne, New Jersey, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Wayne, NJ was in 2018.

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 Wayne. 

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Paternity Programs in Wayne, NJ

The New Jersey Department of Human Services offers the New Jersey Paternity Opportunity Program to individuals who have recently become parents. For Wayne parents who are not legally married at the time of their child's birth, this program simplifies the paternity establishment process by providing an easy-to-complete in-hospital procedure for paternity.

Following the birth of a child, hospital staff will present a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form for both parents to sign to declare the child's legal father. Once this form is completed and filed with the State Office of Vital Statistics and Registry, the biological father will gain legal rights over his child, allowing his name to be properly placed on the child's birth certificate.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity in Wayne, NJ

Outside of providing a Wayne father with his legal rights and responsibilities, the legal establishment of paternity has many other benefits parents should consider. For instance, New Jersey Child Support Services will require the legal establishment of paternity if either parent wishes to request monthly child support services.

Likewise, establishing paternity can further support a child's well-being by providing them with access to various benefits from their legal father. Potential father-provided benefits can include inheritance, social security benefits, military benefits, and health insurance coverage.

When to Seek DNA Testing Services in Wayne, NJ

It's important for Wayne parents to understand that establishing paternity in New Jersey is a legally binding process and should only be completed with complete accuracy. Failing to seek DNA testing services in Wayne and acting on a presumption of paternity could result in a man gaining legal rights and child support obligations over a child that is simply not his.

Whether you are a mother or a man who is assumed to be a child's biological father, it's crucial to seek DNA testing to verify a child's paternity if there is any sort of doubt in the given paternity claim. From here, Wayne parents can confidently establish paternity and move forward with other obligations, such as establishing custody agreements or requesting child support.

Last updated 8/9/2023

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