DNA Test - Bradenton, FL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Bradenton, Florida at 10 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (941) 208-4689 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 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 - Bradenton, Florida

Bradenton FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Bradenton, Florida 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 Bradenton 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 Bradenton FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Bradenton 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 Bradenton, plus many more locations throughout Florida and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Bradenton. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Bradenton , FL 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 Bradenton, the state of Bradenton, Florida, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Bradenton, FL was in 2019.

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 Bradenton. 

Bradenton, FL DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

DNA tests in Bradenton, Florida, can be used for legal reasons like establishing paternity, determining child support and custody, or making changes to the child's birth certificate. DNA tests can also be used for personal reasons like peace of mind. Learn when and how DNA testing can be used below.

Paternity Testing

This is frequently performed when there is uncertainty about a child's biological father. It may be due to multiple relationships of the mother during conception, doubts from the husband, or claims from another man. DNA testing can conclusively establish paternity and help determine the legal father.

Child Custody and Support

Child support and custody cannot be decided before paternity is established. Genetic testing can determine the father-child relationship and avoid potential misunderstandings or mistaken paternity. Once paternity is established, the father can gain rights and responsibilities for the child. He can be obligated to pay child support and can ask the court for custody or visitation hours.

Changing a Birth Certificate

In cases where it is later discovered that the man listed as the father on a birth certificate is not the biological father, DNA testing can be used to help correct this information.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

The process of analyzing DNA starts with sample collection from two subjects. Then, both samples are compared in a certified laboratories. Technicians check 21 genetic markers to establish the probability of a genetic relationship between the two tested individuals.

How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

The time for DNA test results can vary depending on the type of specimens collected for testing. Generally, cheek swab test results are quicker at about a week, whereas hair follicle tests can take up to two weeks.

Establishing Paternity in Florida

Unmarried parents in Bradenton, Florida commonly choose one of two options for establishing paternity. They can sign the VAP (Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity), which should only be signed if the parents are in agreement about who the biological father is. The form is usually available at the hospital after the baby is born to make the process easy and quick. The VAP is a legally binding document that establishes a legal father, so parents should be sure before signing.

In cases of uncertainty, parents sometimes go to court to have the judge decide paternity. This often involves DNA testing, which is reliable, non-invasive, and quick.

Last updated 12/23/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Bradenton

Palma Sola
Azalea Park
Covenant Way
Point Pleasant
Wares Creek
Ballard Park
Lakewood Ranch
Serenity Creek
Del Webb
Wilton Crescent

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Paternity. Florida Department of Revenue. (n.d.-a). https://floridarevenue.com/childsupport/Pages/paternity.aspx
Statutes & constitution :view statutes : Online sunshine. (2023e, November 22). http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0700-0799%2F0742%2F0742.html