DNA Test - Arlington, TX

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Arlington, Texas at 10 testing laboratories. Call (817) 587-9079 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, Texas

Arlington TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Arlington, Texas 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 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 TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Arlington 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, plus many more locations throughout Texas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Arlington. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Arlington , TX 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 Arlington, TX was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Arlington, Texas - DNA Testing

Local DNA Stories

In 2018, long-lost family members reunited in Arlington Texas after finding each other with DNA testing. In 1991, six siblings were separated after being put into an orphanage in the 1920s. One of the siblings was Barbara Hummel's father. In 1991, Hummel tracked down two of her father's siblings to reunite with her dad but had a much more difficult time tracking down the other three.

Meanwhile, Gail Ranson of McAllen took a DNA test. Ranson knew her mother was adopted but wasn't expecting to find family members she didn't know she had. Barbara Hummel also took a DNA test which showed her mother and Ranson's mother were sisters.

Dolores Schmitt also took a DNA test; it turned out her mother was also one of the sisters.

These first cousins from five of the six separated siblings were able to meet for the first time in Arlington thanks to DNA testing.

Experts Say...

The Brandy Austin Law Firm serves Arlington, TX and Tarrant County and explains the importance of establishing paternity. "Formal recognition of paternity is important because it builds a legal connection between you and your child," the firm states. "Your name appears on your child's birth certificate, and it gives you the legal right to assist in providing care for your child." They also explain the benefits of paternity establishment for the child, including a sense of identity, the opportunity to know the father's side of the family, and benefits like social security, medical, veterans benefits, and inheritance.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Arlington, TX

In Arlington, TX, parents that have a child and are not married must establish paternity. This can be done by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form or by going to court. If there is uncertainty about the biological father from either party, DNA testing can be used to prove paternity. Either party may request a DNA test, or it may be ordered by the court.

Last updated 8/4/2022

Neighborhoods in Arlington Served by our Clinics

Red Fern
Ridge Terrace
Irish Glen Drive
Island At Enchanted Bay
Sublett Way
Suffolk & Heather Brook Drive
Summerbrooke Estates
The Estates On Rush Creek

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