DNA Testing in Abilene, Texas

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Abilene, Texas at 4 testing laboratories. Call (325) 400-2803 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.

Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.

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Abilene, TX 79606
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Abilene, TX 79606
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Abilene, TX 79605
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Abilene, TX 79606

DNA Test – Abilene, Texas

Abilene TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Abilene, Texas 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 Abilene DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Abilene TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Abilene 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 Abilene, plus many more locations throughout Texas 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Abilene, the state of Abilene, Texas, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Abilene, TX was in 2020.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Abilene. 

Abilene, Texas – DNA Testing

Abilene Man Discovers Family Secret After Taking a DNA Test

Tony Vargas, an Abilene man who had always strongly connected with his Mexican heritage, was shocked when his DNA test results showed that he had no Mexican American ancestry. At first, he assumed his results had been switched with someone else’s, but when he spoke to his mother, he learned a dark family secret.

When the man Vargas knew as his father was drafted to serve in Vietnam, he returned home after 18 months to find his 18-year-old wife pregnant. After taking a few days to think about it, he agreed to raise the child as his own. Once he learned the secret, Vargas did some more digging and found his biological father. They reconnected over lunch and remain in each other’s lives. The two dads even met and spent time together. It was a situation Vargas never expected but was thrilled to have experienced. When asked about the circumstances, he said, “I’m happy because they’re both in my life.”

Using an AOP to Establish Paternity in Abilene TX

In the state of Texas, when a child is born to a married couple, the husband is automatically assumed to be the child’s father. However, according to the Father’s Rights Initiative, a nonprofit organization that serves individuals and families in Abilene and other Texas cities, unmarried couples must take steps to establish legal paternity. This can easily be done by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) form. If the form is signed at the hospital, all processing is handled, and the father’s name is added to the child’s birth certificate. The form can also be filed at a later date, but there may be fees involved and the parents will need to order a new birth certificate.

Father’s Rights After Establishing Paternity

While establishing paternity may require some effort, there are many important benefits to consider. Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC, a Father’s Rights Attorney with an office in Abilene, states that after establishing paternity, a child’s father has the right to request full or partial physical custody of the child and the ability to have a say in the child’s medical care, religious upbringing, and education. In addition, a child’s father is responsible for providing child support, even if he is not in a relationship with the child’s mother.

Last updated 10/14/2022


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Abilene, Texas

8 Hospital Drive Abilene, TX 79606
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(M Lunch: 12-2 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(T Lunch: 12-2 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(W Lunch: 12-2 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(Th Lunch: 12-2 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(F Lunch: 12-2 PM) About this Location: Paternity Tests in Abilene are available at this location, nearby to Kirby Lake.

Some Abilene Neighborhoods That We Serve

Abilene Heights
Buck Creek
Far Southside
North E Highway 80
Original Town North/South
Radford Hills
River Oaks – Brookhollow
Sayles Boulevard
South E Highway 80
Westwood Richland

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Ibarra, Daniele. “Abilene man accidentally discovers nearly 50-year-old family secret.” KTXS, 23 October 2020, https://ktxs.com/news/local/abilene-man-accidentally-discovers-nearly-50-year-old-family-secret
“Understanding the Legal Significance of Paternity in Texas.” Fathers Rights Initiative, https://fathersrightsinitiative.com/what-is-legal-significance-paternity-in-texas/
“Father’s Rights.” Blanchard & Thomas, PLLC, https://www.blanchardthomas.com/family-law/fathers-rights/
“Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) for Certified Entities.” Texas Attorney General, https://texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/agency-partners/acknowledgement-paternity-aop-certified-entities