The Human Resources Administration offers low-cost DNA testing for parents seeking to determine the correct parenthood of their child. The cost is $45 per person. 

  • You will be referred to a state-certified laboratory. 
  • A swab is used to take DNA samples from inside the cheeks of the baby and both parents; the test is quick and painless.
  • You do not have to go to the lab the same day as the other parent.
  • If you are under age 18, the laboratory may require you to have one of your parents accompany you.
  • Results will be sent to you by mail about 2 weeks after the lab receives all 3 samples.

You can schedule an appointment or get more information by email or phone.

By Email

Include a description in the subject such as "Paternity Test" and include your contact information. 

By Phone

  • Agency: Human Resources Administration
  • Division: Paternity Services
  • Phone Number: (929) 221-5008
  • Business Hours: Monday - Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM

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