DNA Test – Boca Raton, FL
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Boca Raton, Florida at 5 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (561) 264-1820 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 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 Testing Boca Raton FL
Types of DNA Tests at our Boca Raton FL 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:
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 Boca Raton DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Boca Raton FL
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Boca Raton 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 Boca Raton, plus many more locations throughout Florida 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
A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Boca Raton, FL was in 2018.
Commitment to CommunityHealth Street takes pride in our dedication to the paternity testing needs of residents of Boca Raton, Florida.
Boca Raton, Florida – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in Boca Raton, FL
Establishing paternity in Boca Raton, Florida is relatively straightforward. Unwed parents who are sure about paternity can sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) at the hospital when the baby is born or later. It needs to be signed by both parents in front of the notary public or two witnesses. If they sign the form at the hospital, the staff can help them with the process.
Sometimes parents decide to file a civil action in circuit court and let the judge establish paternity by court order. Usually, the judge will order the alleged father and the child to undergo a DNA test to prove whether there is a child-father relationship. Once the tests come back from the laboratory, the judge may use the DNA results to help decide paternity. After paternity has been legally established, parents can also go through the court to establish child support, visitation, and custody if necessary.
DNA test reunited man with daughter he never met in Boca Raton
A man in California already got the best Christmas gift he could have asked for! He met with his daughter, whom he had never seen until now. Rob traveled from his home in CA to Boca Raton, Florida, to meet his daughter Sarah for the first time. After searching for her for a long time, he was overjoyed, and so was she!
Their story began in the 80s when Rob and Sarah’s mom were a couple. She got pregnant, but they were not ready to get married, so Sarah was put up for adoption. Years later, Rob had an overwhelming desire to meet her. He decided to take a DNA test, leading him to find his daughter. He contacted her, and they decided to meet up in Boca Raton. Sarah said she now felt complete because she finally found the missing puzzle piece. Rob also learned he was a grandparent, and they planned to see each other again. Sarah now had four more siblings that she hoped to meet.
Boca Raton Resident Learns of Mix-race Background through DNA Testing
Boca Raton resident Nicole Persley is one of the many people who have taken an ancestry DNA test and learned something that upended their life. Persley began looking into her background and genealogy while in college. While at school, she began noticing that she had much more in common with her black friends than she realized growing up as a “Southern white girl.”
In fact, Persley’s DNA test revealed that she is at least 9% African. Her research has revealed that her grandfather on her father’s side was black, but light-skinned enough to pass as a white man— which he did. Persley suspects that her father, who is now deceased, didn’t know either. Since learning about her heritage, Persley has been happy to embrace her new understanding of her family.
Last updated 12/12/2022
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