DNA Test - Annapolis, MD

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Annapolis, Maryland at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (410) 267-4671 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 Annapolis 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 - Annapolis, Maryland

Annapolis MD DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Annapolis MD

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Annapolis 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 Annapolis, plus many more locations throughout Maryland 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 Annapolis, the state of Annapolis, Maryland, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Annapolis to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Annapolis. 

DNA Testing in Annapolis MD

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Annapolis, MD

If a child is born to an unmarried mother, paternity needs to be established. In Annapolis, MD, paternity may be established in two ways. If both parents agree about who the biological father is, they can choose to sign a voluntary Affidavit of Parentage. If there is any question from either parent about who the father is, DNA testing to prove paternity may be requested by either parent.

Another way to establish paternity in Annapolis, MD is through the court system. If the mother and alleged father are not in agreement about the child's biological father, the court can step in and establish paternity. DNA testing may be ordered by the court and samples will be taken from the mother, alleged father, and child.

If DNA testing shows greater than a 99 percent probability that the man is the father, they may enter a consent order to resolve paternity. Once paternity is established, orders for child support may be given.

Experts Say...

Family Law Attorney of Annapolis, MD, Dawn M. Green, explains why paternity should be established. For example, mothers cannot receive child support until paternity is established.

"Other benefits from the father may be available for the child if paternity is established," Green said. "These may include social security, VA benefits, life insurance, health insurance, and inheritance."

"The purpose of Maryland's paternity law is to protect the best interests of the child," she explains, "and to try to give children born of unmarried parents the same rights to support, care, and education as children born to parents who were married."

The Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in Annapolis, MD

Major industries in Annapolis include:

Accommodation and food services
Healthcare and social assistance
Management, finance, real estate

The unemployment rate in Annapolis is 5.4 percent, which is less than the U.S. average. The average income in Annapolis is $43,590 per year.

Neighborhoods Served in Annapolis

Taylor Ave/Rowe Blvd
The Downs
Truxtun Park
Tyler Heights/Primrose Acres
Sherwood Forest
St Margarets Landing
Stone Point
Riva Commons
Kitty Creek

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Paternity Laws Focus on Identifying Both Parents." Dawn M. Green Law Office, https://www.dawngreenlaw.com/articles/paternity-laws-focus-on-identifying-both-parents/
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