DNA Test - York, PA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in York, Pennsylvania at 6 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (717) 801-0556 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 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 - York, Pennsylvania

York PA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our York, Pennsylvania 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 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 York PA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our 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 York, plus many more locations throughout Pennsylvania 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.  The first DNA test in York, PA performed by Health Street was in 2017.

Dedication to Excellence

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

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Experts Say...

York law firm, France Paskey, P.C., explains why it's important for unmarried fathers in York, PA, to establish paternity. "When married couples have children, the state presumes the mother's husband as the father," explained the law firm. "However, the state does not make any such assumption when unmarried couples have children. Therefore, unwed fathers must act in order to have a legal right to their kids." The firm said that establishing paternity provides benefits to fathers and children and creates a legal relationship between children and their fathers. Biological fathers must become legal fathers to obtain parental rights. "Establishing paternity often gives children access to both sides of their families and histories," the law firm added. "Additionally, it makes them eligible to receive health care, Social Security, or U.S. military benefits through their fathers. Unless unmarried fathers establish paternity, their children may not have the right to inherit from their estates upon their deaths."

Establishing Paternity in York, PA

Married parents in York don't need to establish paternity; the husband automatically becomes the child's legal father. However, unmarried York parents must establish paternity for the father to obtain any rights to the child and add his name to the birth certificate. Parents can establish paternity voluntarily by completing an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. They can sign the form at the hospital when the child is born or any time before the child turns 18. If the parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary form, they can establish paternity involuntarily by going to court. In this case, either parent can file a Petition to Determine Paternity, or the mother can issue a Complaint for Child Support with York Family Court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in York, PA

If either parent questions or denies paternity, the court may order DNA testing to determine the child's biological father. Once the court determines that a man is the child's biological father, the court issues a paternity order, legalizing his fatherhood. Once paternity is established, his name will be added to the birth certificate.

Last updated 4/24/2023

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