DNA Test - Wilmington, DE

Register Now

Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Wilmington, Delaware at 12 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (302) 202-1342 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 Wilmington 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.

Workforce Screening, Digitally Delivered

Star Rating
4.9 out of 5 stars (6539 reviews)

DNA Test - Wilmington, Delaware

Wilmington DE DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Wilmington, Delaware 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 Wilmington 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 Wilmington DE

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Wilmington 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 Wilmington, plus many more locations throughout Delaware and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Wilmington. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Wilmington , DE 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 Wilmington, DE was in 2020.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Wilmington, DE - DNA Testing

Highlighting the Importance of Paternity Establishments in Wilmington, DE

Establishing paternity is highly important in the state of Delaware, as it provides a child and their parents with various benefits and legal abilities. Because the state of Delaware cannot automatically determine a child's legal father without the presence of a documented marriage, unmarried fathers will need to establish paternity in Wilmington to receive parental rights and responsibilities.

Likewise, if either parent wishes to seek monthly child support assistance, Delaware Child Support Services mandates that paternity is established before an agreement can be made. By properly establishing paternity, a child has the legal proof and identity of both parents to open the door to receiving benefits such as health insurance and military allowances from both parental parties.

Methods of Establishing Paternity in Wilmington, DE

In the state of Delaware, Wilmington parents can establish paternity in one of two ways. If both parents agree upon the given paternity claim or if DNA testing has been completed to determine the biological father, the simplest method is to sign a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity. This form legally declares the child's father and can be completed at the hospital following the child's birth or through the Office of Vital Statistics (OVS).

However, in many paternity cases, a parent may deny paternity accusations and refuse to sign an acknowledgment. If two parents cannot agree upon establishing paternity, they must do so through New Castle County Family Court. Submitting a petition to establish paternity opens the door for mandated DNA testing, where a judge can then establish paternity alongside monthly child support agreements.

Experts in Wilmington, DE Say…

While it's well understood that New Castle County Family Court can help parents properly establish paternity and resolve child custody issues, many parents fail to understand the extent to which the courts can additionally help. According to Wilmington paternity law lawyer Joseph Wahl, many unmarried fathers do not take advantage of their right to ask New Castle Family Court for a formal visitation schedule after establishing paternity. Doing so protects their long-term rights of consistently seeing their children and being a positive influence in their lives.

Last updated 4/6/2023


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Wilmington, Delaware

2123 Concord Pike Wilmington, DE 19803
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

M: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMT: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMW: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMTh: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMF: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PM About this Location: Alapocas Run State Park is a beautiful natural area near our location. It offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, biking, and rock climbing. The park is known for its stunning waterfalls and historic mill.
2701 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19805
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

M: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMT: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMW: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMTh: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMF: 6:00 AM - 12:30 PMSa: 6:00 AM - 8:00 AM About this Location: Delcastle Technical High School is a public high school near our clinic. It is known for its vocational and technical programs, preparing students for a variety of careers.
3610 Silverside Road Wilmington, DE 19810
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

M: 6:00 AM - 1:30 PMT: 6:00 AM - 1:30 PMW: 6:00 AM - 1:30 PMTh: 6:00 AM - 1:30 PMF: 6:00 AM - 1:30 PM About this Location: Brandywine Creek State Park, located not far from our location, is a beautiful natural area offering hiking trails, picnic spots, and wildlife viewing opportunities.
3105 Limestone Rd Suite 105 Wilmington, DE 19808
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

M: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PMT: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PMW: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PMTh: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PMF: 6:30 AM - 5:00 PMSa: 6:00 AM - 11:00 AM About this Location: Paternity Testing in Wilmington is available at this location, around the corner from Skyline Middle School.

Some Wilmington Neighborhoods That We Serve

Beaver Valley
Dunlinden Acres
English Creek
Foulk Woods
Greenbrier Village
Holly Oak
Little Falls
Mitchell Estates
Murray Manor
The Pines
Valley Run
Weldin Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity/Parentage Establishment." Delaware.gov, https://dhss.delaware.gov/dcss/estpat.html
"Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity." Delaware.gov, https://dhss.delaware.gov/dcss/volack.html
"Family Court - New Castle County." https://courts.delaware.gov/locations/family_nc.aspx
"Delaware Paternity Rights Lawyer." Wahl Family Law, https://www.familylawdelaware.com/family-law-overview/delaware-paternity-rights-lawyer/
"Wilmington, DE." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/wilmington--de/