DNA Test - Baytown, TX

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Baytown, Texas at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (281) 612-6487 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 your Baytown DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Baytown, Texas

Baytown TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Baytown, Texas 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 Baytown 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 Baytown TX

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Baytown 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 Baytown, plus many more locations throughout Texas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Baytown. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Baytown , TX 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 Baytown, the state of Baytown, Texas, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Baytown 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 Baytown. 

Baytown, Texas - DNA Testing

Highlighting the Importance of Paternity Establishments in Baytown, TX

Under Texas paternity law, only a Baytown mother will possess parental rights at the time of her child's birth if she is not married to the biological father. Without a legal marriage, the state of Texas cannot automatically declare the child's legal father and both parents will need to establish legal paternity in the state of Texas in order for the genetic father to gain parental rights.

A Texas paternity establishment will also be necessary if either parent wishes to apply for monthly child support services. Likewise, parents provide a Baytown child with two legal guardians by establishing paternity, which creates more expansive opportunities for the child to collect benefits from their parents including health insurance coverage and social security benefits.

How to Establish Paternity in Baytown, TX

Baytown parents can establish paternity through the use of an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP). This legally binding form must be signed by the two unmarried parents to legally declare their child's biological father and establish his legal paternal responsibilities. Keep in mind that if there is reasonable doubt in a child's paternity, it's crucial that both parents first explore their DNA paternity testing options before making a legal declaration.

If either Baytown parent refuses to establish paternity using an AOP, then a petition to establish paternity will need to be filed in Chambers or Harris County Family Court. A court-ordered paternity establishment allows a judge to issue a summons for the opposing parent and mandate that DNA paternity testing is completed to verify the biological father and establish paternity.

Navigating Mistaken Paternity in Baytown, TX

In many states, when a parent learns of mistaken paternity, they can often face difficulties in court if looking to remove the paternity establishment and any accompanying child support obligation due to long-standing state paternity laws. Fortunately, changes to the Texas Family Code in recent times now allow courts to terminate a parent-child relationship if a parent files a petition in court and can present newly found evidence, such as DNA paternity testing, to verify their claim.

Last updated 3/6/2023

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'Paternity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity
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"Mistaken Paternity." Ken Paxton Attorney General of Texas, https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity/mistaken-paternity
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