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DNA Testing - Appleton, Wisconsin

Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Appleton, Wisconsin at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (920) 214-9259 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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2000 S Memorial Drive
Suite L01
Appleton,WI54915
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2535 Northern Road

Appleton,WI54914
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4000 W Spencer Street

Appleton,WI54914

DNA Testing Appleton WI

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Types of DNA Tests at our Appleton WI 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Appleton DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Appleton WI

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Appleton 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 Appleton, plus many more locations throughout Wisconsin 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.

Facts about DNA Testing in Appleton WI

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Establishing Paternity in Appleton, WI

In Wisconsin, when a child is born to married parents, the mother's husband is presumed to be the child's legal father. However, when a child is born to an unwed mother, it's necessary to establish legal paternity. According to Appleton attorneys Hammett, Bellin, & Oswald, there are three ways for an unwed father to establish paternity:

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Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgment (VPA) - both parents may sign a VPA, which can be obtained from the hospital or from your local child support agency. For more information, Appleton residents can contact the Outagamie County Child Support Agency, located at 520 S. Walnut, Appleton 54911.
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Court Hearing - if both parents don't agree on the child's paternity, one party will need to file for a paternity court hearing. In this case, a DNA paternity test is required.
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Acknowledgement of Marital Paternity - if the child's parents are married after the child is born, they can file an Acknowledgement of Marital Child form with the local child support agency of the state Vital Records Office.

Paternity Issues for Appleton Minors

When an unmarried minor fathers a child, things get a bit more complicated. According to the law group of Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin, & Brown, which serves Appleton and the surrounding area, minors are not allowed to sign statements acknowledging paternity. In this case, the only way to establish paternity is through a court proceeding or by filing an Acknowledgement of Marital Paternity if they later marry.

Once the DNA test confirms that the minor is the child's father, the courts will typically make both custody and child support rulings. If the minor parent is still in school, he may not be required to make child support payments until after he graduates. In other cases, his parents may be ordered to make child support payments on his behalf.

The Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in Appleton

With a median household income of $68,563 and a cost of living that's 11% lower than the national average, Appleton is considered an affordable place to live. The paper and financial services industries are the backbones of Appleton's economy.

The top five employers in Appleton are:

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ThedaCare (hospitals)
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Thrivent Financial (insurance)
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Miller Electric MFG (welding and soldering equipment manufacturing)
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West Corp (telemarketing bureaus and other contact centers)
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Appvion (thermal, carbonless & specialty paper products)

Why Choose Health Street

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DNA Testing Experience

Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in Appleton, WI was in August of 2018.

Commitment to Community

Health Street is committed to providing the best DNA testing in Appleton, Wisconsin. We take great pride in our dedication to excellence in all respects and services.

DNA Testing Locations

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Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Appleton, Wisconsin

2000 S Memorial DriveSuite L01Appleton, WI 54915
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM(M Lunch: 12-12:30 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM(T Lunch: 12-12:30 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM(W Lunch: 12-12:30 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM(Th Lunch: 12-12:30 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM(F Lunch: 12-12:30 PM)About this Location:Visit us at this location. We are close to Veterans Park.
2535 Northern RoadAppleton, WI 54914
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Monday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMTuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PMAbout this Location:To obtain paternity testing in Appleton, Wisconsin, visit us at this location, which is close to Carter Woods Park.
4000 W Spencer StreetAppleton, WI 54914
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMTuesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMWednesday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMThursday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMFriday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PMAbout this Location:Paternity Testing in Appleton is available at this location, very close by to Appleton West High School.

Neighborhoods in Appleton served by our clinics:

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Old Third Ward
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Windingbrook Watch
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Erb Park
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Downtown
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Alicia Park
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West Appleton
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Historic Central
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Dellwood Street
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Ashbury Meadows
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W River Road

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Citations

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"Paternity Actions." Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, https://www.hbolawfirm.com/family-law/paternity-actions/
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"Child Support." Outagamie County, https://www.outagamie.org/government/f-through-m/health-human-services/child-support
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"Young Parents and the Importance of Establishing Paternity." Bimbel, Reilly, Guerin and Brown, LLP, 2 February 2018, https://www.grgblaw.com/wisconsin-trial-lawyers/young-parents-establishing-paternity
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"Best Small Places for Business and Careers 2019: Appleton WI, https://www.forbes.com/places/wi/appleton/#2bc170d9523d
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"A Diverse Mix of Businesses Thrive in the Fox Cities Region." Fox Cities Regional Partnership, https://foxcitiesregion.com/major-employers/
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"Neighborhood Program." City of Appleton Wisconsin, https://www.appleton.org/residents/neighborhood-program

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