DNA Test - West Hempstead, NY

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in West Hempstead, New York at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (516) 217-9429 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 West Hempstead 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 - West Hempstead, New York

West Hempstead NY DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our West Hempstead, New York 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 West Hempstead 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 West Hempstead NY

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

Local DNA Testing for West Hempstead, NY

Establishing Paternity in Nassau County

The term "paternity" refers to a child's legal fatherhood. Once legal paternity is established, the child's father must financially support the child until he or she turns 21. There are three ways to establish paternity in New York State:

1. Presumption of paternity - When a mother is married at the time a child is born, her husband is presumed to be the child's legal father.

2. Acknowledgment of paternity - Both parents sign and file an acknowledgment of paternity form, declaring that the man is the child's legal father.

3. Order of filiation - The Family Court issues a ruling declaring the man the child's legal father.

Understanding NY's Acknowledgment of Paternity

According to The Town of Hempstead, prior to signing the voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form, both parents should receive verbal or written notice of their rights and the consequences of signing the form. It's important to understand that this form has the same weight and legal force as a court order.

It's important not to sign this form if there's any question about the identity of the child's biological father. Since it's difficult to reverse a signed and filed acknowledgment of paternity, it's also a good idea to consult with an attorney before moving forward.

More About "Order of Filiation" in New York

According to Nassau County paternity lawyers at Jason M. Barbara & Associates, an order of filiation is an official court order deeming a man to be a child's legal father. If there's a question about the identity of the child's biological father, the courts will often require a DNA paternity test before issuing a ruling. In this case, a test is required on the child's mother, the child, and the alleged father. It's done via a cotton swab inside the cheek, which is completely painless.

Once this process is complete and the courts have established legal paternity, the mother can request child support and the father can request court-ordered visitation and/or custody of the child.

Neighborhoods In and Around West Hempstead That We Serve

Westminster Rd / Regent Pl
Hempstead Gardens
Saranac Rd / Champlain Ave

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Acknowledgment of Paternity Form." Town of Hempstead, https://hempsteadny.gov/registrar/acknowledgment-of-parentage-form
"Paternity." Jason M. Barbara & Associates P.C., https://www.longislandlitigators.com/family-law/paternity/
"West Hempstead, NY Real Estate & Demographic Data." Neighborhood Scout, https://www.neighborhoodscout.com/ny/west-hempstead