DNA Test - Apex, NC

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Apex, North Carolina at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (919) 822-9331 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 - Apex, North Carolina

Apex NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Apex, North 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 Apex 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 Apex NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Apex 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 Apex, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Apex. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Apex , NC 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 Apex, NC was in 2020.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Testing in Apex, NC

Experts Say...

North Carolina Family Law Specialist, Jonathan Jerkins, explains that if a child is born to an unmarried mother, the father does not have the same rights to his child that a married father would have, and he may miss out on an opportunity to be a part of his child's life. Jerkins states, "If you are the father of a child born out of wedlock, North Carolina law gives you a way to establish your paternity and legitimate your child so that you can enjoy all the rights and responsibilities of parenthood."

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Apex, NC

In many cases, determining a child's legal father isn't an issue and the Child Support Office can establish a child support order. Establishing paternity is necessary for the father to have rights to his child and for the child to obtain certain benefits, such as medical insurance and life insurance.

In Apex, NC, paternity needs to be established when a child is born to unmarried parents. If the parents agree on who the father is, they can voluntarily sign an Affidavit of Parentage. If one parent does not agree to sign the form, paternity may be established through the court, and the court may order DNA testing for paternity.

If DNA testing is ordered, a DNA sample will be taken from the alleged father, mother, and child. Samples are taken from the inside of the cheek and sent to a lab for analysis.

Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in Apex, NC

Apex, NC has an unemployment rate of 2.8 percent, which is lower than the U.S. average of 6 percent.
The average income in Apex is $35,852, which is higher than the national average.
Professional, scientific and technical services are the largest industries in Apex, making up 16 percent of the working population.

Neighborhoods In and Around Apex That We Serve

Pearson Farms
Perry Farms
Pine Plaza
Wrenn Meadow
W Williams
Ellington Place
Enclave At White Oak Creek
Navaho Trail
New Hope Tobacco Trail

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Jerkins, Jonathan. "What Rights Does a North Carolina Father Have to a Child Born Out of Wedlock?" Jerkins Family Law, 23 October 2018, https://www.jerkinsfamilylaw.com/child-legitimation-process
"Paternity Establishment." Wake County North Carolina, https://www.wakegov.com/departments-government/human-services/children-and-family-services/child-support-services/child-support-program-services/paternity-establishment
"Apex, North Carolina." BestPlaces, https://www.bestplaces.net/economy/city/north_carolina/apex