Paternity Testing in NYC

Paternity Testing in NYC: Clearing Doubts and Solidifying Families

Our DNA contains a wealth of information about us – our innate characteristics, our development patterns, physical traits, and more. DNA tests elucidate our past and can change our present. As a result, people seek paternity testing in NYC for various reasons. Children born out of wedlock lack a legal father. Using the child’s DNA and comparing it to that of the alleged father’s, DNA paternity tests confirm or negate a biological relationship.

The answer to this question plays a pivotal role in certain cases of child support, social security, or child custody, for example. A matching paternity test in NYC supports placing a father’s name on the child’s birth certificate.

When you need answers fast, you need NYC DNA Testing Centers. We provide the highest quality DNA sampling services in New York City. Our sample collectors hold accredited by the American Association of Blood Banks (AABB). Rest assured that our results are accurate and court-admissible.


DNA Paternity Tests in NYC That We Offer

There are two types of DNA paternity tests, duo and trio tests. In a duo test, we test only two people – the child and the alleged father. In a trio test, we the mother’s DNA as well. Typically, the accuracy of a paternity test is 99.99% when the alleged father is the biological father of the child. However, when the alleged father is not the biological father: the accuracy is 100%.

Alleged fathers being tested for paternity of a child must disclose if any of your male relatives are also potentially the father of the child being tested. Additionally, the potential fathers could be brothers, a father, sons, cousins, etc. Finally, checking the likeliness of DNA of the alleged fathers to that of the child is critical to give an accurate conclusion.


How to go about Paternity Testing in NYC

Obtaining your DNA paternity test in New York City is fast and easy. Simply contact us to schedule an appointment at one of our 5 locations in the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Staten Island, and Queens. Also, we strive for convenience and accuracy. If you cannot make it to us, our mobile collectors come to you (exceptions apply, contact us for details). As a result, expect an accuracy rating that exceeds 99.99%, and in cases of exclusion – our test results are error-free.

The testing procedure is quick and painless. To perform a DNA paternity test, we gently rub the inside of your cheek with a buccal swab to collect cheek cells. Hence, the cheek cells provide enough DNA to create your genetic profile. Ultimately, we work with alacrity – your test results are available in as little as 2 to 3 business days.


DNA Paternity Tests in NYC – Points to Consider

New York State law requires legal consent for the performance of a DNA paternity test. If the alleged father is on the child’s birth certificate, he is able to give the consent needed to perform the test. However, if an alleged father’s name is not on the birth certificate and he does not have custody of the child, then he does not have the legal authority to give consent on behalf of the child. Ultimately, in this scenario, the mother needs to consent for her child.

Additionally, the New York State Department of Health mandates that all paternity testing in NYC be performed by a third party collector and sent to an approved AABB DNA laboratory. This means home paternity kits sold at pharmacies are not allowed in New York . Learn more here

If you need assistance, do not hesitate to call NYC DNA Testing Centers. We operate with a focus on enhancing the customer experience and providing accurate results at competitive prices. Do you need answers? Contact us today!


Our service area covers the five boroughs of New York (The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island). You can schedule your DNA test at one of our collection sites or have a registered AABB Relationship testing sample collector come to you!


+ The father is not available for a paternity test, what can I do?

If an alleged father cannot be tested, regardless of the reason, paternity can be established indirectly through other close relatives (i.e. grandparents, siblings, aunts, uncles, etc).

+ How is a DNA test done? Will it hurt the baby?

DNA collections are quick and painless. Using a buccal swab, check cells are collected by a registered AABB Relationship Testing Sample Collector.  That swab is then transported to the laboratory for DNA analysis.

+ Are DNA Tests accurate?

DNA testing is extremely accurate. Thanks to our methods and high standards, results for a standard legal paternity test is guaranteed to be at least 99.99% probability of paternity for inclusions or 100% certainty of exclusion. The laboratory meets or exceeds all standards established by the AABB so you never have to worry about contamination or a mix-up in samples.


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