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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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:

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 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. 

Arlington Heights, Illinois - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Arlington Heights paternity lawyer, Roger W. Stelk, explains the benefits of establishing paternity. "Once paternity is established, a number of legal rights and obligations come into play for both fathers and their children," Stelk says. "For fathers interested in establishing parental rights, establishing paternity is the first step in the legal process that must be taken. For mothers interested in collecting child support for their children, establishing paternity is necessary before the court can order child support payments." The lawyer explains the other benefits of establishing paternity, such as medical coverage, inheritance, access to medical records from both sides of the family, social security benefits, and other financial benefits.

Establishing Paternity in Arlington Heights, IL

In Arlington Heights, IL, if the parents are not married when the child is born, the father is not the child's legal father and doesn't have parental rights. Parents must establish paternity for the father to have rights. Paternity can be established if both parents agree to sign a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP) or through a paternity order. Parents can sign a VAP at the hospital when the child is born, the Cook County Child Support Office, the HFS/DCSS website, the County Clerk's Office, or the state Registrar's Office

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Arlington Heights, IL

If the mother doesn't know who the child's father is or either parent questions paternity, they should not sign a VAP. In this case, the parents should use DNA testing to prove paternity before signing the form. If an alleged father denies paternity in court, the judge will order a DNA test, and the results will be used to establish paternity. After receiving DNA test results, the judge will notify the parent and give them time to file a response. Another court date will be issued after the DNA test.

Last updated 3/2/2023

Neighborhoods in Arlington Heights Served by our Clinics

Arlington Hts Pioneer Pk
Aspen Place
Courtyards Of Arlington
Heritage Park
Lk Arlington Towne North
N Arlington Heights Rd
Park Manor
W Happyfield Dr
W Shure Dr/W Cellular Dr

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