DNA Test – Asheville, NC

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Asheville, North Carolina at 4 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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7 Mcdowell Street
Asheville, NC 28801
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417 Biltmore Avenue
Asheville, NC 28801
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160 Hendersonville Rd
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:

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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 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. 

Asheville, North Carolina – DNA Testing

Experts Say…

King Law, serving Asheville, NC, explains the term “legitimation” and why it’s important. “The process of establishing paternity is also known as ‘legitimation,’ and it provides a way for a father to be legally recognized as the parent of his child,” explains the law firm. “In North Carolina, there are four distinct ways that legal paternity is established. The first of which is the most obvious: marriage. The state will automatically recognize a married couple as the legal guardians of their child if they are born during the marriage.”

Establishing Paternity in Asheville, NC

Unmarried parents in Asheville, NC must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. If two parents get married after having a baby, they don’t need to establish paternity. However, if Asheville parents do not get married, they can establish paternity by signing a voluntary form called an Affidavit of Parentage. This legal form states that the man is the child’s biological father. If a mother and the alleged father cannot agree on establishing paternity voluntarily, they can go to court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Asheville, NC

In cases where paternity is uncertain, DNA testing can be used to determine the child’s father. In Asheville, once DNA testing proves paternity, two parents can choose to establish paternity with the Affidavit of Parentage form. If establishing paternity in court, the judge may order DNA testing. DNA testing determines the likelihood that a man is the child’s father. If a DNA test shows a 97% or higher probability that a man is the child’s biological father, the court will issue a paternity order and establish paternity.

Once paternity is established, the judge can issue child support, visitation, and custody orders. Establishing paternity provides the child with many benefits, including inheritance, medical insurance, veterans’ benefits, social security, and access to medical records for both sides of the child’s family.

Last updated 1/17/2023

Locations

Clinic Hours for DNA Testing in Asheville, North Carolina

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

M: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(M Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)T: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(T Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)W: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(W Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)Th: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM(Th Lunch: 12-1:30 PM)F: 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

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Ballantree
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Bennington Oaks
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Carlyle Way Condominiums
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Deerfield
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Erwin Foothills
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Forest Lake
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Gaston Mountain Rd
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Henrietta/Spears St
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Lockwood/Douglas
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Mount Carmel Estate
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Old Haywood
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Pebble Creek
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Rivercrest
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State Street
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Weirbridge Village
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Zephyr Hills

Additional Services

We also offer other services, such as:

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Citations

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“North Carolina Paternity Lawyers.” King Law Offices, https://kinglawoffices.com/practice-areas/north-carolina-paternity-lawyers
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“Child Support.” Buncombe County North Carolina, https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/publicassistance/childsupport.aspx
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“Affidavit of Parentage.” North Carolina Judicial Branch, https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cv604-en.pdf?VersionId=gO1L0NiHGJkCFV7DchOVHCueJd2qWwie
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“Asheville, NC.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/asheville–nc/