DNA Test – Arlington Heights, IL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Arlington Heights, Illinois at 2 testing laboratories. Call (847) 457-4372 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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121 South Wilke Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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1100 W Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
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DNA Test – Arlington Heights, Illinois

Arlington Heights IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Arlington Heights, Illinois 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 Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights IL

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Arlington Heights, IL performed by Health Street was in 2020.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Arlington Heights that they need. 

DNA Information in Arlington Heights, IL

Establishing Paternity in Arlington Heights, IL

Under Illinois law, if an Arlington Heights couple is married at the time of their child’s birth, legal paternity is automatically established. This provides the husband with legal parental rights and responsibilities over the child. When a child is born to two unmarried parents, both parents will need to take the necessary steps to establish legal paternity in the state of Illinois.

The simplest way for Arlington Heights parents to legally establish paternity is by completing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity. This legally-binding document declares the presumed biological father to be the child’s legal father, allowing his name to be placed on the birth certificate. The first opportunity to complete this form will first be presented at the hospital following the child’s birth. However, the form can also be completed at a later date through a Cook County Office of Vital Records, Clerk’s Office, or Child Support Services office.

Navigating Difficult Paternity Situations in Arlington Heights, IL

Following the birth of a child, a mother may have difficulties establishing paternity due to disagreements with the child’s biological father. However, by not establishing paternity, you will not be able to request child support services since the child technically has no legally documented father. In such situations it’s recommended you file a paternity petition with Cook County Family Court. By filing a petition, the presumed father will be issued a summon mandating that he submits to DNA testing. If DNA results conclude that he is the child’s biological father, a judge will then legally establish paternity for you, allowing you to apply for monthly child support services.

Experts in Arlington Heights, IL Say…

When Arlington parents apply for child support payments, the state of Illinois uses a predetermined calculation to create a monthly amount. According to Arlington Heights Family Law Attorney Caryl Jacobs Gabe, the minimum amount of child support a non-custodial parent should pay is determined by the number of children they support and their specific financial needs. In the state of Illinois, this is typically 20% of the parent’s net income for one child, but it can be up to 50% of net income for six or more children.

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Arlington Heights, Illinois

121 South Wilke Road Suite 405 Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM(M Lunch: 11-2 PM)Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM(T Lunch: 11-2 PM)Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM(W Lunch: 11-2 PM)Thursday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM(Th Lunch: 11-2 PM)Friday: 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM(F Lunch: 11-2 PM) About this Location: This office is conveniently located a short walk from Pioneer Park.

Neighborhoods in Arlington Heights Served by our Clinics

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Arlington Manor
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Catino Estates
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Dana Point
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Frenchmans Cove
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Ivy Hill
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Green Meadows
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Lake Arlington Towne
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Meadows Of Arlington
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Northgate
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Wing Street Residences

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Illinois Background Check for Employers in Arlington Heights, IL

Citations

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“Illinois Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity.” Illinois Department of Public Health’s Division of Vital Records, https://www.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/hfs3416b.pdf
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“Family, Juvenile, Adoption, and Name Change.” Clerk of the Circuit Court Cook County, Illinois, http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/INCLUDES/main.asp?section=PROSEPage&PROSEPage=Family#Add
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“Calculating Child Support Payments.” Law Firm of Caryl Jacobs Gabe, https://www.carylgabelaw.com/family-law/child-support/
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“Top 10 Subdivisions in Arlington Heights, IL.” Patch, https://patch.com/illinois/arlingtonheights/top-10-subdivisions-arlington-heights-il