DNA Test - Bowie, MD

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Bowie, Maryland at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (301) 842-6633 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 - Bowie, Maryland

Bowie MD DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Bowie, Maryland 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 Bowie 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 Bowie MD

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Bowie 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 Bowie, plus many more locations throughout Maryland and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Bowie. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Bowie , MD 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Bowie, MD performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Bowie that they need. 

Bowie, Maryland - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Bowie, MD

Paternity can be established in three ways in Bowie, Maryland:

By marriage: If you're married at the time of the child's birth, the husband is assumed to be the father.
Affidavit of Parentage (AOP): Unmarried parents often sign this at the hospital after childbirth. It's straightforward but should only be signed if there's no doubt about paternity.
Court order: If there's uncertainty about paternity, a court can decide. This process typically involves a DNA test to confirm if there's a biological match between the child and the alleged father.

Need help deciding which DNA test suits your needs best? Heath Street is here to help. Offering a range of DNA testing services in Bowie, Maryland, we have options for both personal and legal needs. Our tests stand out with 99.9% accuracy and a non-invasive procedure.

Bowie, Maryland: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity can bring both the child and parents advantages. It can allow for shared responsibilities between parents, but it can also ensure legal rights like shared custody and joint decision-making for the child.

Without legal paternity, your child could miss out on key benefits such as:

Medical history: Knowledge of both parents' health histories can be crucial for understanding potential inherited health risks.
Financial support: This can include child support.
Inheritance rights: Ensuring the child can legally inherit from both parents.
Social and insurance benefits: Access to the father's Social Security, life insurance, health insurance, and possibly veterans or disability benefits.

Remember, establishing paternity isn't just about rights; it's about providing the best for your child.

DNA tests by Health Street in Bowie

At Health Street, we offer both legal DNA tests and home DNA tests. Our legal paternity tests guarantee court-approved accuracy. Our extensive network of labs ensures accessibility nationwide—ideal even if the alleged father and child live in separate states. Making an appointment is hassle-free, either through our user-friendly website or by contacting us via phone.

Last updated 9/25/2023

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