DNA Test – Asheville, NC

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Asheville, North Carolina at 7 testing laboratories. Call (828) 348-8244 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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Asheville, NC 28801
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417 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
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2 Medical Park Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
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160 Hendersonville Road
Asheville, NC 28803
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DNA Test – Asheville, North Carolina

Asheville NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Asheville, 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:

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 Asheville 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 Asheville NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Asheville 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 Asheville, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Asheville. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Asheville , 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 Asheville, the state of Asheville, North Carolina, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Asheville, NC was in 2018.Since then, we have done 34 DNA and paternity tests in Asheville.

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 Asheville. 

DNA Testing in Asheville

Asheville DNA Stories

In Asheville, NC, two half-sisters were able to meet each other for the first time, thanks to DNA Testing.

Christina Larson, a 55-year-old resident of Summerfield, always knew she was adopted. Although she had a “great life” with her adopted family, she became curious about her biological family. She decided to use DNA testing and was able to find out she had a half-sister.

Soon after finding out about her half-sister, she received an email from her. Elsa Paolantonio, 61, was living only three hours away in Waynesville. Paolantonio knew since she was a teenager that her half-sister existed, but it wasn’t until years later that she pursued DNA testing with the hope of finding her.

The two half-sisters first met at a restaurant in Asheville, NC and the meeting lasted over 2-1/2 hours. Paolantonio said, “A dream has come true. A miracle has happened. Something that I thought would never happen has happened. And I feel like the luckiest woman on the planet.”

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Asheville, NC

In Asheville, NC, paternity will need to be established if a child is born to unmarried parents. The parents may sign a Voluntary Affidavit of Parentage if there’s no question about who the father is. In some cases, DNA testing may be needed to prove paternity.

DNA testing is used to determine the probability that the man is the child’s father. DNA testing can be requested by either parent or ordered through the court.

Once paternity is established, the father will have legal responsibilities and rights to the child. In Asheville, NC, the Child Support Office does not set orders for visitation or custody. If either parent wishes to have a court order, he or she needs to contact an attorney.

The father will also have child support responsibilities and the amount of child support is based on both parents’ incomes.


Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Asheville, North Carolina

7 Mcdowell Street Suite 100 Asheville, NC 28801
Pre-registration required,Walk-in with barcode:

Monday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(M Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)Tuesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(T Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)Wednesday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(W Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)Thursday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(Th Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(F Lunch: 12-1:30 PM) About this Location: We are located across from Asheville High School.

Neighborhoods Served in Asheville

Gerber Park
Grassy Branch
Green Meadows
Grove Park
Henrietta/Spears Street
Hominy Creek
Knoll Ridge Drive

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We also offer other services, such as:

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Davis, Jonnelle. “Sisters find each other through DNA analysis.” News & Record, 24 December 2016, https://greensboro.com/news/local_news/sisters-find-each-other-through-dna-analysis/article_e280fbab-74ab-50c0-b327-20770f646f42.html
“Establishing Paternity – What You Need To Know.” Mecklenburg County NC, https://www.mecknc.gov/CSE/Pages/EstPat.aspx
Child Support, Buncombe County North Carolina, https://www.buncombecounty.org/Governing/Depts/PublicAssistance/childsupport.aspx
“Discover your Asheville neighborhood.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/asheville–nc/