DNA Test - Belleville, IL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Belleville, Illinois at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (618) 230-2498 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.

Shedule 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 - Belleville, Illinois

Belleville IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Belleville, Illinois 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 Belleville 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 Belleville IL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Belleville 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 Belleville, plus many more locations throughout Illinois and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Belleville. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Belleville , IL 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 Belleville as well as communities all across the nation.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Belleville, IL - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

At Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, Attorneys at Law in Belleville, said, "There are two reasons for asserting paternity: the unmarried mother of a child wants the father to share in the responsibilities of parenting, or the unmarried father wants to have a relationship with his child and to grant the child the benefits of having a father." The attorneys explained that unmarried parents must establish paternity to have custodial or visitation rights.

Establishing Paternity in Belleville, IL

In Belleville, unmarried parents must establish paternity for their child to have a legal father, even if they plan to marry or live together. The father cannot add his name to the child's birth certificate until paternity is legally established. Establishing paternity gives the child financial security and access to benefits, like life and health insurance, social security, inheritance, and veteran's benefits. Having a legal father also allows the child to access medical records from both sides of the family.

The easiest way to establish paternity in Belleville is by signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP). Parents can obtain a VAP at the hospital when the baby is born, the Belleville Region Child Support Office, the County Clerk's Office, or at a state Registrar's Office. If both parents cannot agree to sign the voluntary form, they can establish paternity by an Administrative Paternity Order through HFS' Child Support Services or an Order of Paternity entered in court.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Belleville, IL

In some cases, Belleville parents use DNA testing to determine the child's biological father before establishing paternity. The mother and the alleged father should use DNA testing if either one is uncertain about the child's father. DNA samples are taken from a cheek swab and analyzed in a certified laboratory.

Last updated 4/12/2023

Neighborhoods In and Around Belleville That We Serve

Arapaho Village
Beverly Ann Heights
Crossfield Estates
Dutch Hallow
Edison Place
Greenmount Manor
Hillview Place
Ivy Hills/Rocky Creek
Larkin Meadows
Mascoutah Ave Greenmount
N Belt To S Belt
Orchard Lakes
Powder Mill Woods
Saint Clair Village
The Estates At Plum Hill
Westhaven Estates Gardens

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Asserting Paternal Rights and Responsibilities." Johnson, Johnson, & Nolan, https://www.pkjohnsonlaw.com/family-law/establishing-paternity-grandparents-rights/
"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 Department of Healthcare and Family Services, https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/ChildSupport/Documents/hfs3416b.pdf
Regional Office Locations. Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/ChildSupport/parents/Pages/Offices.aspx
"Belleville, IL." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/belleville--il/