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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Baltimore, Maryland at 5 testing laboratories. Call (410) 267-4672 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 - Baltimore, Maryland

Baltimore MD DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Baltimore, Maryland 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:

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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 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 Baltimore DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Baltimore MD

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Baltimore 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 Baltimore, plus many more locations throughout Maryland and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also 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 Baltimore, the state of Baltimore, Maryland, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Baltimore to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Baltimore. 

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Establishing paternity in Baltimore, Maryland

If a mother and father have a child but are not married, they have a couple of options to establish paternity. It is possible to establish paternity right after the baby is born in the hospital by signing the Affidavit of Parentage. This can also be done outside the hospital, but it must be signed in the notary public's presence and sent back to the Division of Vital Records.

Another way of establishing paternity is through the court, which will order a DNA test. If the DNA testing confirms the paternity, the court can start deciding about the child's custody, visitation, or financial support.

DNA test reunites father and daughter after 50 years

Brenda had been looking for her father for years, but all she had was his first name and the fact she knew he lived somewhere in the area. She tried everything to find him, but it was all dead ends until she decided to do a DNA test.

Arthur, Brenda's father, was also looking for her. When his other three kids were young, he sat down with them to tell them they had an older sister. However, he had no idea how to find her. When his kids started getting involved in social media later on, he asked them to help him find her. For years, they had no luck.

Finally, Brenda took a DNA test in a last effort to locate her father. Thanks to the DNA test, she found some of her cousins, who eventually connected her to her father. It took them 50 years to find each other, but now they could not be happier they managed it!

Brenda says everything has been fantastic since they met, and she found her father and other family members to be very welcoming. She decided to invite them to her wedding. Brenda also introduced her son to her dad, and he expressed that it was all very emotional.

She was planning to move to Japan because of her husband's work, but they promised each other that no distance could ever separate them again.

Last updated 7/11/2022

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Citations

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Maryland Department of Health VSA. Maryland.gov Enterprise Agency Template. (n.d.). Retrieved July 4, 2022, from https://health.maryland.gov/vsa/Pages/parent.aspx
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WMAR. (2019, May 11). Surprise: Father reunited with daughter after 50 years apart. WMAR. Retrieved July 11, 2022, from https://www.wmar2news.com/news/region/harford-county/surprise-father-reunited-with-daughter-after-50-years-apart