DNA Test - Aurora, IL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Aurora, Illinois at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (630) 381-7263 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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Aurora IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Aurora IL clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Aurora DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Aurora IL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Aurora 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Aurora, plus many more locations throughout Illinois and across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Aurora. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Aurora, the state of Aurora, Illinois, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Aurora to neighborhoods everywhere.

Commitment to Community

Health Street is committed to serving the people of Aurora, Illinois. 

Aurora, Illinois - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Swearingen Law office in Aurora explains that in Illinois, by law, every child has the right to physical, emotional, mental, and financial support from their parents, whether or not the parents are married. "In order to ensure that children will receive the financial support they need from both their parents, it is important to understand how to legally establish a child's paternity," the firm said.

Establishing Paternity in Aurora, IL

Establishing paternity means giving a child a legal father. In Aurora, paternity does not need to be established if the parents are married when the child is born or the marriage ended within 300 days of the child's birth. In these cases, the husband is the presumed father of the child. However, if an unmarried mother or parents in a civil union give birth to a child in Aurora, paternity must be established for the child to have a legal father.

Paternity can be established voluntarily if both parents agree to sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. Otherwise, paternity will be established in court, and DNA testing to prove paternity may be ordered.

Establishing paternity offers important benefits to the child, including financial security, social security and inheritance benefits, and access to medical records from both sides of the family.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes

If the court orders DNA testing, the mother, alleged father, and child will submit DNA samples. In Aurora, if the DNA test shows at least a 99.9 percent probability that the man is the child's biological father, he is presumed the child's legal father. If either parent refuses DNA testing, the court will likely favor the other party and decide they are the child's legal parent. Once paternity is legally established, the court will issue orders regarding child support, visitation, custody, and other parental responsibilities, and the father's name can be added to the birth certificate.

Last Updated 8/30/2022

Some Aurora Neighborhoods That We Serve

Tanner Historic District
Fox Valley
Frontenac / Rt 34
West Boulevard District
Lebanon Park South
Lakeside Sans Souci
Briar Court Villas
Ginger Woods
Village Green

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Paternity Information You Should Know." Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/ChildSupport/FormsBrochures/Pages/hfs3282.aspx
"HFS 3416B, Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity." Illinois.gov, https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/SiteCollectionDocuments/hfs3416binstructions.pdf
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