DNA Test - Anchorage, AK

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Anchorage, Alaska at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (907) 313-2282 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 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 - Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage AK DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Anchorage, Alaska 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 Anchorage 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 Anchorage AK

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Anchorage 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 Anchorage, plus many more locations throughout Alaska and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Anchorage. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Anchorage , AK 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. The first DNA test we performed in Anchorage, AK was in 2018.Since then, we have done 31 DNA tests at our Anchorage facilities.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Anchorage, Alaska - DNA Testing

Highlighting the Importance of Establishing Paternity in Anchorage, AK

Establishing paternity in Anchorage, AK is a legal process that benefits both parents, but more importantly, the parents' child as well. When an unmarried couple does not establish paternity, the father cannot be granted legal parental rights over his child. With no legally declared father, neither parent will be able to request child support services for the child.

Likewise, establishing legal paternity in the state of Alaska provides the child with various benefits that can support his or her well-being. Outside of the parent receiving child support payments, the child can also acquire benefits from both parents, including health insurance, social security, military, and inheritance benefits when available.

How to Establish Paternity in Anchorage, AK

Parents have two methods of establishing legal paternity in the state of Alaska—either filing an Affidavit of Paternity or by court order. An Affidavit of Paternity form is used when both parents agree to establish paternity. It must be filed with the Alaska Department of Health Analytics and Vital Records. If there is any uncertainty in a child's paternity prior to filing the form, use DNA testing services to first confirm who the father is.

When either parent refuses to establish legal paternity in Anchorage, one must file a court order. The court will often request the use of DNA paternity testing to confirm the identity of the child's biological father prior to establishing paternity. If the biological father is identified, paternity will then be established and the father will be granted legal rights over the child.

Experts in Anchorage, AK Say…

Following a court-ordered paternity establishment, two parents may additionally request the help of the Alaska Family Court System to establish a child custody agreement. According to Anchorage Family Law Attorney Bradly Carlson, Alaska law presumes that children should have equal access to both parents. To create a custody agreement that works in the best interest of the child, the judge will assess a variety of factors from both parental parties, including living conditions and previous criminal history, to construct an agreement that works best for the child.

Last updated 8/8/2022

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"Paternity Establishment FAQ." State of Alaska Child Support Services Division, https://childsupport.alaska.gov/child-support-services/information/faqs/paternity-establishment-faq#1.
"Health Analytics & Vital Records." Alaska Department of Health, https://health.alaska.gov/dph/VitalStats/Pages/default.aspx
"Understanding Alaska Child Custody Laws." Carlson Law, https://bcarlsonlaw.com/services/child-custody/
"Explore Anchorage Neighborhoods." Visit Anchorage, https://www.anchorage.net/plan-your-trip/neighborhoods/