DNA Test - Worcester, MA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Worcester, Massachusetts at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (508) 252-0654 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester MA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Worcester, Massachusetts 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Worcester 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 Worcester MA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Worcester 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 Worcester, plus many more locations throughout Massachusetts and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Worcester. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Worcester , MA 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.  The first DNA test in Worcester, MA performed by Health Street was in 2017.In fact, we have successfully completed 43 DNA tests at Worcester testing centers since then.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Worcester that they need. 

Worcester, Massachusetts - DNA Testing

Local DNA Stories

After 30 years of searching, a Florida man met his brother from Worcester for the first time, thanks to DNA testing.

The 73-year-old Florida man, who always knew he was adopted, never knew about his birth parents. But after taking a DNA test in 2017, he discovered he had a brother, John DiPietro, in Worcester. The Florida man, Anthony Granito, was surprised when his family arranged a surprise meeting for the two brothers in December of 2018. Granito went to his brother's house in Worcester and took pictures and exchanged stories. "It's the best thing that has ever happened, besides my kids being born," he said. Granito also learned he has four half-siblings located in Massachusetts and Maryland.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Worcester, MA

In Worcester, if a mother and father are married when a child is born, the husband becomes the child's legal father. If there is any doubt that the husband is the child's biological father, DNA testing can prove paternity.

If the parents are not married at the time of the child's birth, they must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. In Worcester, paternity can be established by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity if both parents agree to sign the form. If they do not agree, they can go to court, and the judge may order DNA testing.

DNA tests are very accurate at proving paternity with over 99% certainty. When DNA testing is ordered, the lab compares genetic markers from a simple cheek swab.

Experts Say...

"In the past, the courts often favored mothers in child custody, visitation, and child support proceedings," explains the Law Offices of Bailey & Burke, a law firm serving Worcester. "Today, the importance of fathers in the life of a child is understood by the courts. Through paternity actions, fathers can assert their rights and play a more integral part in the lives of their children."

Last updated 9/5/2022

Some Worcester Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Longfellow/Commodore
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Indian Lake East
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South Webster Square
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Hillside Condominiums
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College Hill
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Columbus Park
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West Tatnuck
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Canal District
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Broadmeadow Brook
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Shrewsbury Street

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Worcester Man Reunited With Long-Lost Brother 70 Years Later." CBS Boston, 2 January 2019, https://www.cbsnews.com/boston/news/florida-worcester-man-long-lost-brother-dna-test-ancestry-com-meet/
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"Learn about paternity testing." Commonwealth of Massachusetts, https://www.mass.gov/service-details/learn-about-paternity-testing
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"How to establish parentage." Commonwealth of Massachusetts, https://www.mass.gov/how-to/how-to-establish-parentage
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"Establishing Rights Through Paternity." The Law Offices of Bailey & Burke, https://www.baileyandburke.com/practice-areas/family-law/paternity/
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"Worcester, MA." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/worcester--ma/