DNA Test - West New York, NJ

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in West New York, New Jersey at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (201) 350-3615 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 New York 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 New York, New Jersey

West New York NJ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our West New York, New Jersey 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:

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 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 West New York DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in West New York NJ

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from West New York 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 New York that they need. 

West New York, NJ - DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

Individuals from West New York, NJ, may decide to do a DNA test for multiple reasons. Most often, people choose to do DNA tests when they are establishing paternity or a relationship with the deceased person, to change a birth certificate, or if child custody and support are in question. Learn more about DNA tests and their use below.

Paternity Testing

Do you want to establish paternity but need clarification on who the birth father is? Don't rush with determining paternity. Instead, take a DNA test beforehand to clarify the child-father relationship. A simple cheek swab done on the alleged father and the child can show whether they are related and make legal paternity easier to establish.

Child Custody and Support

In cases where parents are not married, paternity needs to be established for legal decisions on child custody and support. DNA tests are often required by the court to confirm that the man involved in child support or custody matters is indeed the biological father.

Changing a Birth Certificate

If you established paternity and learned later on that the legal father is not the biological father, you may want to change the child's birth certificate. To do that, a DNA test may be required to prove mistaken paternity.

Post-Mortem Testing

This type of testing is conducted to establish a relationship with a deceased individual, often in scenarios involving inheritance claims.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

DNA samples must be collected and then analyzed in certified laboratories by specialized technicians. They compare 21 genetic markers to establish if the two individuals being tested are related.

How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

The wait times can be affected by the type of sample you provide. Usually, if a cheek swab was used for sample collection, you should receive the results within a week. If a hair follicle was used, it may take up to two weeks.

Establishing Paternity in New Jersey

The process of paternity establishment in New Jersey is easy. Parents can simply sign the Certificate of Parentage at the hospital once the baby is born. However, they should only sign this form if they are sure about the identity of their biological father, as the form is legally binding. If there are any questions about paternity, it is better to do genetic testing and let the judge determine it.

Last updated 12/20/2023

Neighborhoods in West New York Served by our Clinics

Jackson Street
Port Imperial
Memorial Park
Riverbend Drive
Miller Park
61st Street

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


What is paternity? - the official web site for the State of New Jersey. (n.d.-bk). https://www.nj.gov/health/vital/documents/factsheet/birth/pop_flyer_english.pdf