DNA Test – Arden, NC

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Arden, North Carolina at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (828) 248-7398 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 Arden 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 – Arden, North Carolina

Arden NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Arden, 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:

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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 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 Arden 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 Arden NC

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Arden, the state of Arden, North Carolina, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Arden 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 Arden. 

Arden, NC – DNA Testing

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Arden, NC

Establishing paternity means giving the child a legal father. When paternity is established, the child benefits from having two legal parents, medical histories from both parents, the father’s name on the birth certificate, benefits such as social security benefits, and inheritance.

In Arden, NC, DNA testing can be used to determine a man’s paternity. DNA tests compare genetic codes of the alleged father, child and mother, so all three must submit DNA samples. DNA samples are generally collected by a swab inside the cheek. Either parent has the right to request DNA testing, or it may also be ordered by the court.

If two parents are married when the child is born, the husband is assumed to be the child’s father and paternity does not need to be established.

Two unmarried parents that have a child must establish paternity. Paternity can be established voluntarily if both parents agree to sign an Affidavit of Parentage. This form is a legal, sworn document and should not be signed if there is any doubt about who the father is. If either parent questions paternity, DNA testing should be requested to prove paternity before signing the form.

If one parent doesn’t agree to sign the affidavit, paternity can be established through a court order.

Experts Say…

McIlveen Family Law firm of North Carolina explains DNA testing for paternity. “North Carolina paternity law requires ‘clear, cogent, and convincing evidence’ to establish paternity. The most common method for doing so is a blood or genetic marker test.” the law firm said. “These tests are mandatory for establishing paternity in cases brought more than three years after the child’s birth or after the alleged father’s death. In all cases, blood and genetic market tests are enough to meet the ‘clear, cogent, and convincing evidence standard,’ provided there’s at least a 97% probability of a genetic match between parent and child. Additionally, if the putative father is living, a civil action to establish paternity of a child born out of wedlock must be commenced before the child’s 18th birthday.”

Neighborhoods in Arden Served by our Clinics

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Glen Arden Heights
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Robinson Creek
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The Glen At Mills Gap
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Brookwood Meadows

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Citations

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“Establishing Paternity – What You Need to Know.” Mecklenburg County, NC, https://www.mecknc.gov/CSE/Pages/EstPat.aspx
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“Affidavit of Parentage.” North Carolina Judicial Branch, https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cv604-en.pdf?gO1L0NiHGJkCFV7DchOVHCueJd2qWwie
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“Establishing Child Paternity in North Carolina.” McIlveen Family Law Firm, https://mcilveenfamilylaw.com/child-paternity/
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“Coventry Woods – Arden, North Carolina Homes for Sale.” Neighborhoods.com, https://www.neighborhoods.com/coventry-woods-arden-nc