DNA Testing In New York
New York Approved DNA Tests – Accredited & Accurate
Journey Genetic Testing provides certified, reduced priced, and 100% accurate DNA testing in New York.
Our testing services focus on paternity and family relationship genetic testing. Depending on your special situation and need, we can provide results that are either for peace of mind, or are able to be used in court.
Our legal AABB accredited DNA results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. New York legal DNA test reports can also be used for Social Security benefits, IRS verification of dependents, probate issues, and immigration cases. We have a legal DNA collection network of over 3,500 centers across the U.S.A., and will be able to arrange an appointment for you with a collection office close to your home or office.
At-Home DNA Testing In New York
Many companies will not offer home DNA testing in New York. The reason for this is that New York requires all clinical testing to be conducted only if a physician has ordered it, or if a court or attorney orders the testing. Paternity testing, and family relationship testing should not be considered as clinical testing for the following reasons:
- Clinical laboratory testing is a type of medical testing that analyzes samples of blood, urine, or other body fluids or tissues to diagnose, treat, or prevent diseases.
- Clinical laboratory tests are performed by trained professionals, such as medical technologists, using specialized instruments and techniques.
- Clinical laboratory tests can provide information about a person’s health status, such as blood glucose levels, cholesterol levels, liver function, kidney function, hormone levels, infection status, and genetic markers.
- Clinical laboratory testing is an essential part of health care, as it helps doctors make accurate diagnoses, monitor treatment effectiveness, and prevent complications.
The purpose of a paternity test and family relationship is to verify parentage and relationships. The type of tests offered for this reason are not medical tests, are not subject to the same requirements as medical testing, and we do not believe that they fall into the category of “clinical testing.”
Confidential at home DNA kits approved for use in New York will provide the same results as legally admissible process, but are not typically admissible in situations where a legal report is needed as there is no record of the individual of those providing the DNA samples for the laboratory study.
You can securely order both a legal and home test from us online 24/7, or call us at 855-362-5224 with any questions, during our regular business hours.
DNA Tests We Offer in New York
Our New York Approved DNA Tests Are 100% Accurate
Journey Genetic Testing’s home paternity test and relationship DNA tests provides you with a conclusive and accurate result for DNA testing between the participants. Our parent laboratory performs every DNA test twice, and the results are ready in just 1-2 business days, depending on the test. Every DNA test we do in your state is guaranteed to be New York approved and 100% accurate. And above all, your result will establish the truth of the relationship tested for. Get the answers you need and deserve today,
Journey Genetic Testing offers the best DNA paternity test at the lowest prices in the industry. Furthermore, all of our New Mexico home DNA tests are performed by expert geneticists using scientifically-valid methods and state-of-the-art equipment in our AABB accredited partner laboratory, located in the USA. No test results are released until all data has been examined, and approved, by one of our experienced laboratory Ph.D.’s.
Our New York DNA testing service is unmatched in quality and yet very affordable. You can be assured that your DNA samples will be handled discreetly and processed confidentially. With our technology and affordable DNA test prices, there is no longer a need to go without knowing the truth about a biological relationship.
New York Paternity Law
It may be helpful, if you considering a DNA test to establish paternity, to be aware of the legal statutes in New York regarding paternity. The following information about New York paternity law is provided as general information only. Journey Genetic Testing does not provide legal advice or representation. We encourage you to research your state laws for the most current information, or contact a family law attorney.
Read New York’s Paternity Statutes
New York Paternity Law: Section 4135
§ 4135-b. Voluntary acknowledgments of paternity; child born out of wedlock.
- (a) Immediately preceding or following the in-hospital birth of a child to an unmarried woman, the person in charge of such hospital or his or her designated representative shall provide to the child’s mother and putative father, if such father is readily identifiable and available, the documents and written instructions necessary for such mother and putative father to complete an acknowledgment of paternity witnessed by two persons not related to the signatory. Such acknowledgment, if signed by both parties, at any time following the birth of a child, shall be filed with the registrar at the same time at which the certificate of live birth is filed, if possible, or anytime thereafter. Nothing herein shall be deemed to require the person in charge of such hospital or his or her designee to seek out or otherwise locate a putative father who is not readily identifiable or available. The acknowledgment shall be executed on a form provided by the commissioner developed in consultation with the appropriate commissioner of the department of family assistance, which shall include the social security number of the mother and of the putative father and provide in plain language
(i) a statement by the mother consenting to the acknowledgment of paternity and a statement that the putative father is the only possible father,
(ii) a statement by the putative father that he is the biological father of the child, and
(iii) a statement that the signing of the acknowledgment of paternity by both parties shall have the same force and effect as an order of filiation entered after a court hearing by a court of competent jurisdiction, including an obligation to provide support for the child except that, only if filed with the registrar of the district in which the birth certificate has been filed, will the acknowledgment have such force and effect with respect to inheritance rights. Prior to the execution of an acknowledgment of paternity, the mother and the putative father shall be provided orally, which may be through the use of audio or video equipment, and in writin with such information as is required pursuant to this section with respect to their rights and the consequences of signing a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity including, but not limited to, that the signing of the acknowledgment of paternity shall establish the paternity of the child and shall have the same force and effect as an order of paternity or filiation issued by a court of competent jurisdiction establishing the duty of both parties to provide support for the child; that if such an acknowledgment is not made, the putative father can be held liable for support only if the family court, after a hearing, makes an order declaring that the putative father is the father of the child whereupon the court may make an order of support which may be retroactive to the birth of the child; that if made a respondent in a proceeding to establish paternity the putative father has a right to free legal representation if indigent; that the putative father has a right to a genetic marker test or to a DNA test when available; that by executing the acknowledgment, the putative father waives his right to a hearing, to which he would otherwise be entitled, on the issue of paternity; that a copy of the acknowledgment of paternity shall be filed with the putative father registry pursuant to section three hundred seventy-two-c of the social services law, and that such filing may establish the child’s right to inheritance from the putative fatherpursuant to clause (B) of subparagraph two of paragraph (a) of section 4-1.2 of the estates, powers and trusts law; that, if such acknowledgment is filed with the registrar of the district in which the birth certificate has been filed, such acknowledgment will establish inheritance rights from the putative father pursuant to clause (A) of subparagraph two of paragraph (a) of section 4-1.2 of the estates, powers and trusts law; that no further judicial or administrative proceedings are required to ratio an unchallenged acknowledgment of paternity provided, however, that both the putative father and the mother of the child have the right to rescind the acknowledgment within the earlier of sixty days from the date of signing the acknowledgment or the date of an administrative or a judicial proceeding (including a proceeding to establish a support order) relating to the child in which either signatory is a party; that the “date of an administrative or a judicial proceeding” shall be the date by which the respondent is required to answer the petition; that after the expiration of sixty days of the execution of the acknowledgment, either signatory may challenge the acknowledgment of paternity in court only on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact, with the burden of proof on the party challenging the voluntary acknowledgment; that they may wish to consult with an attorney before executing the acknowledgment; and that they have the right to seek legal representation and supportive services including counseling regarding such acknowledgment; that the acknowledgment of paternity may be the basis for the putative father establishing custody and visitation rights to the child; if the acknowledgment is signed, it may be the basis for requiring the putative father’s consent prior to an adoption proceeding; the mother’s refusal to sign the acknowledgment shall not be deemed a failure to cooperate in establishing paternity for the child; and the child may bear the last name of either parent, which name shall not affect the legal status of the child. In addition, the governing body of such hospital shall insure that appropriate staff shall provide to the child’s mother and putative father, prior to the mother’s discharge from the hospital, the opportunity to speak with hospital staff to obtain clarifying information and answers to their questions about paternity establishment, and shall also provide the telephone number of the local support collection unit.
(b) Within ten days after receiving the certificate of birth, the registrar shall furnish without charge to each parent or guardian of the child or to the mother at the address designated by her for that purpose, a certified copy of the certificate of birth and, if applicable, a certified copy of the written acknowledgment of paternity. If the mother is in receipt of child support enforcement services pursuant to title six-A of article three of the social services law, the registrar also shall furnish without charge a certified copy of the certificate of birth and, if applicable, a certified copy of the written acknowledgment of paternity to the social services district of the county within which the mother resides.
- (a) When a child’s paternity is acknowledged voluntarily pursuant to section one hundred eleven-k of the social services law, the social services official shall file the executed acknowledgment with the registrar of the district in which the birth occurred and in which the birth certificate has been filed.
(b) Where a child’s paternity has not been acknowledged voluntarily pursuant to paragraph
(a) of subdivision one of this section or paragraph (a) of this subdivision, the child’s mother and the putative father may voluntarily acknowledge a child’s paternity pursuant to this paragraph by signing the acknowledgment of paternity provided, however, that both the putative father and the mother of the child have the right to rescind the acknowledgment within the earlier of sixty days from the date of signing the acknowledgment or the date of an administrative or a judicial proceeding (including a proceeding to establish a support order) relating to the child in which either signatory is a party; that for purposes of this section, the “date of an administrative or a judicial proceeding” shall be the date by which the respondent is required to answer the petition; that after the expiration of sixty days of the execution of the acknowledgment, either signator may challenge the acknowledgment of paternity in court only on the basis of fraud, duress, or material mistake of fact, with the burden of proof on the party challenging the voluntary acknowledgment. The acknowledgment shall have full force and effect once so signed. The original or a copy of the acknowledgement shall be filed with the registrar of the district in which the birth certificate has been filed.
- (a) An acknowledgment of paternity executed by the mother and father of a child born out of wedlock shall establish the paternity of a child and shall have the same force and effect as an order of paternity or filiation issued by a court of competent jurisdiction. Such acknowledgement shall thereafter be filed with the registrar pursuant to subdivision one or two of this section.
(b) A registrar with whom an acknowledgment of paternity has been filed pursuant to subdivision one or two of this section shall file the acknowledgment with the state department of health and the putative father registry.
- A new certificate of birth shall be issued if the certificate of birth of a child born out of wedlock as defined in paragraph (b) of subdivision one of section four thousand one hundred thirty-five of this article has been filed without entry of the name of the father, and the commissioner thereafter receives a notarized acknowledgment of paternity accompanied by the written consent of the putative father and mother to the entry of the name of such father, which consent may also be to a change in the surname of the child.
Required Probability of Paternity for New York Courts: 95%
Required Paternity Index: None
DNA Testing Locations In New York
At-home, peace of mind DNA kits can be sent to any location in New York, including P.O. Boxes. We ship all DNA collection kits by USPS Priority mail. You will received a USPS tracking number for your kit, and in most cases, have it in 1-2 business days as we ship from our corporate office in the U.S.A.
For court admissible New York legal paternity and relationship testing, we have professional DNA specimen collection sites in or close to most New York towns and cities.
All legal testing is by appointment only. New York state requires anyone who is having a legal DNA test done to have either a court order, a request from an attorney, or a physician’s written request. We are unable to schedule any legal testing in New York without one of these items obtained prior to scheduleing your appointment.
Please contact us by phone if you are seeking a legal DNA paternity or relationship test in New York to allow us to work with you in getting the answers you need.
FAQ’s About DNA Testing In New York
Our New York home DNA test provides a cheap, private, simple, and accurate method to determine relationships such as paternity, sibling, grandparents, and aunt/uncle. Having your home DNA test kit processed in a AABB accredited lab is important. The same protocols used for a legally binding DNA test in the privacy and comfort of your own home or office will be used for your home DNA test.
Our New York home DNA tests can answer your biological questions privately, quickly and affordably.
The recognized and accepted process in New York for home paternity testing is very easy. People who take the home DNA test usually collect their DNA sample through a cheek swab, also called a buccal, swab. Rubbing the swab against the inside of the cheek painlessly collects the skin cells needed. Since we conduct two sets of tests on each buccal swab, there will be 4 swabs per person in your collection kit. Two swabs should be taken on each side of the mouth. Don’t smoke or drink coffee or tea for 30 minutes before the collection, and rinse the mouth with water. When you’re done, just put the samples in the envelope we provide, and return them to our lab in the prepaid overnight envelope we provide.
Unlike many locations outside of the U.S.A., we can perform testing using non-standard samples for at home, non-legal, testing. This is a more discreet way of testing. If you have a particular concern about this, please check the laws in your state.
The cheek swab is the most common method of collection. Sometimes a test participant cant submit a sample because a family member is deceased, imprisoned, not wanting to test, orsimply unavailable. For these reasons, we also offer forensic DNA processing services for other types of DNA samples, which are referred to as “non-standard samples.” Ear wax, hair (must have the root attached), discharge on a tissue, nail clippings, and toothbrushes are the most common forensic samples. A viability test is required on all non-standard samples, which requires an additional fee. For more information about the different items that can be tested, please click on NON-STANDARD DNA SAMPLES.
In some circumstances we may be able to use a non-standard sample such as hair or tissue if collected on a person who is deceased. Please contact us to discuss your case if you are interested in this option.
A lot of test participants live too far apart to do the home DNA test using the same DNA kit. For these situations, we offer an option to have multiple collection kits shipped out. Simply choose the option for an additional address when you place your order. Upon selecting that option, we will send a second collection kit to the address indicted for the additional kit(s). When your DNA samples and case information are received back in the lab, identical reference numbers will link them together.
Paternity tests always give a clear yes or no answer. If the father is unavailable, there are other DNA tests we offer to determine paternity. For example, a sibling DNA test may be used to test for possible brothers and sisters. You can also perform a grandparent DNA test for the alleged grandparent and grandchild. The aunt/uncle avuncular DNA test with a full sibling of the alleged parent would also be convincing.
You may also want to do a Y-DNA test if two or more men want to find out if they are related through the male line. This test is also always conclusive. If more than one paternal relative is available to participate in a DNA test, consider doing a family genetic reconstruction DNA test instead. If you are not certain which choice is right for your situation, one of our Genetic Consultants would be glad to provide you help. Just give us a call at 1-855-362-5224.
We offer the best home DNA test available in direct to consumer DNA testing. Our results are guaranteed to be 100% accurate. Our DNA test kits will provide you with the accurate answers you need about the biological relationship you are testing for.
We also offer the lowest price for a 24 marker paternity test from a AABB accredited paternity testing lab in the U.S.A. You can find a home DNA paternity test at CVS ®, Walgreens ®, Rite Aid ®, Target ®, and Walmart ® . And it may seem when you see these are a drug store, brands like Identigene ®, HomeDNA ® or Reveal ® paternity kits seem like a fairly cheap option. Don’t be misled. All you are getting is a box that has instructions and swabs. You still have to pay a lab processing fee that runs up to an additional $139 after you pay for the kit (and tax). You will end up paying MUCH more with a drugstore DNA test.
You will also see a lot of different companies online selling home DNA test kits. It can be confusing when deciding which company you should choose. We believe, along with the thousands of satisfied clients we have served, that our 24 marker home DNA paternity test is a superior test. It is also far more accurate than the standard 16 marker paternity test offered by many competitors such as STK ® on Amazon ®, and PaternityDepot ®. Our corporate headquarters, and out testing lab, are located with the United States. Our parent lab is the largest, most reputable, most accredited, and most trusted relational DNA paternity testing lab in the world. And finally, our at home paternity and relationship DNA test are less expensive that other companies offering lab direct prices, with results in just 1-2 days depending on the test.
Ordering A DNA Test In New York Is Quick, Easy, And Private
You Order – We Ship Right Away
Once we receive your paternity test order, we will ship priority a customized DNA collection kit (first kit included). We will provide you a tracking number for your kit.
Collect And Return The DNA Samples:
Painless cheek swabs are provided to collect the DNA. The collection per person takes less than a minute. Return the DNA to our laboratory using the prepaid overnight FedEx label we provide (U.S.A. addresses).
Our Lab Performs The Specimen Analysis:
Once all DNA samples are received in lab, the testing begins. We will notify you by email they have been received and give you a due date for your results.
We Deliver Your DNA Results:
We know you want these results quickly, so we will your paternity test results to the email address on file. If you also requested a printed copy of the results they will be sent priority within one business day of emailing your results, with a tracking number.