DNA Test - Aventura, FL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Aventura, Florida at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (786) 789-4760 or schedule online. with any questions. Our paternity testing (including grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing) determines if two or more people are related.

Schedule an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Aventura, Florida

Aventura FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Aventura, Florida 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 Aventura 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 Aventura FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Aventura 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 Aventura, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Aventura. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Aventura , FL 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. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Aventura as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

DNA Testing Information For Aventura, FL

Establishing Paternity in Aventura, FL

For unmarried Aventura, FL parents, it's important to remember that legally establishing paternity is necessary to have the father placed on the child's birth certificate. Likewise, it is necessary to allow the request of child support services. If you need to establish legal paternity in the state of Florida, the easiest way to do so is by completing an Acknowledgement of Paternity.

This legally binding document can be completed by both parents at the hospital following the birth of a child. Hospital staff will present the form for completion, allowing the father's information to be placed on the birth certificate once properly filed with the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics. If the form cannot be completed at this time, the parents can opt to complete the acknowledgement at a later date through the Miami-Dade Department of Children and Families.

Seeking Help with Paternity Establishment Issues in Aventura, FL

Not always will a father be present or agree to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity following the birth of his child. For an Aventura mother to seek monthly child support services, the legal establishment of paternity will be necessary — even if the father does not agree to complete the form. To legally establish paternity in such situations, it's highly recommended the parent files a paternity petition with the Miami-Dade Family Court.

By filing a paternity petition, the Family Court judge can issue a summons requesting the father submits to DNA testing. Once mandated DNA testing is completed and proves the presumed father to be the biological father, the court will then legally establish paternity and allow the mother to seek child support services.

Experts in Aventura, FL Say…

Following the birth of a child, two parents may quickly assume paternity and establish legal paternity without question. Unfortunately, an Aventura father may learn later that he is not the child's biological father. Because the legal establishment of paternity declares the previously presumed father as a legal guardian, he will still hold child support obligations until the paternity is contested.

According to Aventura Family Law Attorney Sandy Fox, the father will need to file a legal petition with Miami-Dade Family Court. As with the establishment process, a judge will most likely request DNA testing to prove the claim to eliminate any parental obligations he holds to the child.

Neighborhoods Served in Aventura

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Biscayne
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Golden Pointe
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Hallandale Beach
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Island Way
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Marina Cove
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Marina Palms
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Mariner Village
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One Island Place
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Waterways Plaza
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Williams Island

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Acknowledgment of Paternity." Florida Department of Health, http://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/certificates/birth/_documents/DH_432_Ack_Paternity.pdf
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"Civil and Family Court." Miami-Dade County Clerk of the Courts, https://www.miami-dadeclerk.com/clerk/civil-family-court.page
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"Contesting Paternity." Sandy T. Fox Attorneys at Law, https://www.sandytfox.com/paternity.html
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"Discover your Aventura neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/aventura--fl/