DNA Testing in Alliance, Ohio
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Alliance, Ohio at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (330) 752-1388 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 a 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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Types of DNA Tests at our Alliance OH 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:
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 Alliance DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Alliance OH
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Alliance 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 Alliance, plus many more locations throughout Ohio and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.
Paternity Issues in Alliance, OH
When questions of paternity arise in Alliance, OH, there are several ways that it can be established. If a man and woman are married when a child is born, paternity is assumed. The same applies if the couple divorced within 300 days of the child's birth. The mother of a child may also sign an "acknowledgment of attorney" stating the identity of the father. Barring any of these three circumstances, or when the named father denies the claim, then DNA testing for paternity comes into play. In this case, the mother, the father, and the child will all undergo genetic testing. The results will show with 99.95 percent accuracy whether the man is the child's father.
In Alliance, the county child support enforcement agency (CSEA) oversees paternity issues. When a man disputes claims that he is the father of a child, generally, the CSEA pays for the paternity tests. In some rare cases, the presumed father will have to cover the cost of his own DNA testing.
According to Alliance attorney Gioffre & Schroeder, there are often many other family issues that may arise from paternity claims. This may include child support payments, visitation issues, and custody disputes. Due to the complexities that DNA testing can create, it's often recommended that both the mother and the father pursue legal representation before undergoing the testing process.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing DNA tests across the United States for more than ten years.