DNA Test - Alexandria, LA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Alexandria, Louisiana at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (318) 225-9343 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.

Shedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Alexandria, Louisiana

Alexandria LA DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Alexandria LA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Alexandria 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 Alexandria, plus many more locations throughout Louisiana 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

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 Alexandria as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

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How to Establish Paternity in Alexandria

The easiest way for an unmarried couple in Louisiana to establish a child's legal paternity is for both parents to sign and file a voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit (AOP). This can be done for free at the hospital at the time the child is born. When the form is filed, the father's name is also added to the child's birth certificate. The AOP form can also be completed later, for a small charge, by filing with the Vital Records Central Office.

When paternity is not acknowledged voluntarily, one party must typically file a paternity suit with the court system. Alexandria residents can also receive assistance from their local child support office, located at 900 Murray Street, Suite K-200 Alexandria, LA 71301.

Reversing an Acknowledgment of Paternity in Louisiana

An Acknowledgment of Paternity form is a legal document with important implications. Once it is signed and processed, the acknowledged father has full parental rights and responsibilities. However, if a mistake has been made, the form may be revoked within the first 60 days after it has been signed. This is done by completing a Revocation of Acknowledgment of Paternity Form. Alexandria residents can file this form with the Louisiana Vital Records Amendment Department (P.O. Box 60630 New Orleans, LA 70160) after signing the form in the presence of a notary.

Benefits of Establishing Paternity

While establishing a child's legal paternity does require a bit of effort, experts agree that the benefits are well worth it. According to the Louisiana Paternity Establishment Program, which assists parents in Alexandria and throughout the state, establishing paternity provides fathers with legal parental rights regarding their children. The father's name is also added to the child's birth certificate.

Mothers benefit by receiving help with parental responsibilities and making critical decisions regarding the child's well-being. The child also benefits in many ways, including having a relationship with both parents, having knowledge of both family's medical histories, and gaining the ability to receive health insurance and other benefits from both parents.

Last updated 11/2/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Alexandria That We Serve

Airview Terrace
Charles Park
Good Earth
Tennyson Oaks
The Lakes District
West End
Wilshire Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Paternity Information." State Registrar & Vital Records, Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/page/681
Louisiana Paternity Establishment Program, https://www.la-paternity.com/
"Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit." Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Center-RS/vitalrec/AOP_2Party_Public.pdf
"Alexandria District." Department of Children & Family Services, https://www.dcfs.louisiana.gov/directory/office/12
"Revocation of Authentic Act of Acknowledgment of Paternity." Louisiana Department of Health, https://ldh.la.gov/assets/oph/Center-RS/vitalrec/RevocationAOP.pdf
"Alexandria, LA Neighborhoods, Subdivisions, and Developments." Re/Max Louisiana, https://www.remax-louisiana.com/swla/realestatehomesforsale/subdivisions-alexandria-la