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Programs that conduct tests of an individual's genetic material (DNA, RNA, chromosomes, proteins, and certain metabolites) to establish whether there are risk factors associated with particular diseases or disabilities, to help identify or exonerate individuals involved in criminal matters based on DNA evidence, or to establish paternity or maternity for legal or immigration purposes. Genetic testing generally involves individuals suspected of criminal activity or being at high risk for a disease or disability whereas genetic screening is conducted with a broader population about which risk factors are unknown.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Allegheny County Family Court, Paternity Test InformationAdministers court-ordered paternity tests. These tests may be ordered in conjunction with requests for child support. An individual may also call to schedule an appointment for a private-pay paternity test at this office; cost is much higher.AlleghenyAllegheny County Family Court Paternity Test InformationUnified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
Carbon County Domestic RelationsTo establish and collect support for children and dependent spouses, enforce financial and medical orders, establish paternity and locate absent parents.CarbonCarbon County Domestic RelationsCarbon County Domestic Relations
County of Berks - Domestic RelationsTo serve the public by providing child support services as authorized by law. They establish, modify and enforce orders of support and provide support collection services for children and families in an effective and efficient manner, making prudent use of public resources.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center)- DNA Parentage Testing Lab - Accredited by AABB and preview 99.9 exclusive results in 3 working days - Confidential - No doctor or court order required - Local Specimen Collection Facility - Painless cheek swab, no blood collection - Non-invasive Prenatal Paternity DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center)DDC (DNA Diagnostics Center)
Fayette County Domestic Relations Paternity/Maternity TestingEstablishes paternity or maternity.FayettePaternity/Maternity TestingFayette County Domestic Relations
Fetal UltrasoundsFetal ultrasound tests.SomersetJoyce Murtha Breast Care CenterJoyce Murtha Breast Care Center
Genetic Counseling and TestingMedical services include diagnostic evaluations and testing for individuals suspected of a genetic disorder; pre-natal counseling and testing; chromosomal and DNA analysis; carrier screening; information provided about specific genetic disorders, birth defects, risks of reoccurrence and options to modify that risk. No paternity testing.DauphinGenetic Counseling CenterGenetic Counseling Center
Genetic Testing & ScreeningTesting and screening for breast and ovarian cancers.SomersetJoyce Murtha Breast Care CenterJoyce Murtha Breast Care Center
Northampton County Domestic RelationsTo establish and collect support for children and dependent spouses, enforce financial and medical orders, establish paternity and locate absent parents. NorthamptonNorthampton County Domestic Relations SectionNorthampton County Domestic Relations Section
Somerset County Government Paternity/Maternity EstablishmentProgram that helps to determine the probability of parenthood in disputes involving a claim or denial of paternity or maternity by analyzing blood and tissue samples from the assumed father or mother for compatibility with the child's blood and tissue. Included are programs that establish claims of fatherhood or motherhood in situations where immigrants are seeking family-based visas for their offspring or parents.SomersetDomestic Relations DepartmentSomerset County Government
Tyrone Hospital Ultrasound ScanningUltrasound technology is the “sonar” used in the medical field. It is a technique that sends sound waves into the human body and records the returning echoes as images of the body’s internal organs and fluidsBlairTyrone Hospital RadiologyTyrone Hospital
Union County Domestic Relations - Paternity/Maternity EstablishmentUnionUnion County Domestic RelationsUnion County Domestic Relations
UPMC Altoona Genetic Testing and ScreeningGenetic testing and screening.BlairUPMC Altoona Women's Health and Wellness CenterUPMC Altoona

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