DNA Testing in Aiken, SC

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Aiken, South Carolina at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (803) 219-3268 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Schedule your Aiken DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Aiken, South Carolina

Aiken SC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Aiken, South Carolina locations:

The most commonly ordered DNA test is a Paternity Test to conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Paternity Testing can be performed at our testing centers. DNA Testing can be done for other close family relationships, such as:

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 people being tested. 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 registering online and shipping the specimens to us.

Legally Admissible DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible DNA testing service. 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. In order for the results of a DNA test to hold up in court, for child support, or to change the name on a birth certificate, the test must be done at a clinic using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Aiken DNA testing technicians are trained to follow guidelines that ensure that the results can be used for legal purposes.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Aiken SC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Aiken 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. Register online, or please call our customer service team, which can help you book your appointment over the phone.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Aiken, plus many more locations throughout South Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Aiken. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Aiken , SC so you can choose the testing center that is most convenient. When you register, you can also pick the appointment time and date that you prefer.

Why Health Street

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Aiken as well as communities all across the nation.

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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Aiken. 

Aiken, SC DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Aiken, SC

Under South Carolina law, when a married couple has a child, there is no need to legally establish paternity, as it is automatically presumed that the husband is the child's father. For unmarried parents, establishing paternity will be necessary to allow various processes, including the addition of the father's name to the child's birth certificate and the ability to seek monthly child support services.

When two parents agree to the presumed paternity, the simplest way to go about establishing paternity is by completing an Affidavit of Parentage. This legal form is provided by the state to legally establish paternity and provide a father with parental rights and responsibilities over the child. The form will first be presented for completion and the hospital following the child's birth but can be completed later through the Aiken County Department of Social Services.

Paternity Programs in Aiken, SC

In certain situations, a man may believe he has fathered a child but has no relationship with the child nor the mother. To protect his rights as a father, the state of South Carolina established the Responsible Father Registry. Through this registry, a man who believes he has fathered a child will be notified of any adoptive motion involving the child.

Adoption attorneys use this database to locate a potential father to understand if he may be willing to accept the role of legal guardian prior to moving the child into the adoption system. Bear in mind, enrolling in this registry is not an establishment of paternity. To gain parental rights over a child who is still with their mother, you must file a paternity petition in court.

Navigating Difficult Paternity Situations in Aiken, SC

Following the birth of a child, a mother may not agree to or allow the completion of an Affidavit of Parentage, leaving the biological father with no legal rights over this child. If you believe you have fathered a child but are encountering difficulty gaining legal rights, you must file a paternity petition through the Aiken County Family Court.

Following the submission of your case, a judge can order the mother and child to undergo DNA testing to determine if there is a biological match with the child. If results do support your claim, a judge will legally establish paternity for you. From here, you may further request that a judge establishes a custody agreement if you desire parenting time with the child.

Neighborhoods Served in Aiken

New Ellenton
Quail Hollow
River Bluff
Summer Lakes
Summit Hills
Trolley Run

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Aiken County Contact Information." South Carolina Department of Social Services, https://dss.sc.gov/contact/midlands-region/aiken/
"Responsible Father Registry." South Carolina Department of Social Services, https://ssl.sc.gov/DSSFatherRegistry/FatherReg/CreateAccount.aspx
"Clerk of Court: Family Court & Child Support." Aiken County, https://www.aikencountysc.gov/DspOfc?qOfcID=COCFC
"Discover your Aiken neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/aiken--sc/