DNA Test - Brooklyn Park, MN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Brooklyn Park, Minnesota at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (651) 362-1730 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 Test - Brooklyn Park, Minnesota

Brooklyn Park MN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Brooklyn Park, Minnesota 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 Brooklyn Park 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 Brooklyn Park MN

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

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota - DNA Testing

Using DNA Testing to Properly Establish Paternity in Brooklyn Park, MN

When two Brooklyn Park parents are not married at the time of their child's birth, only the mother will have parental rights over the child until paternity is properly established. Unmarried parents will need to establish paternity after the birth of the child to grant the biological father his paternal rights and responsibilities, as well as open the door to seek monthly child support services.

Due to the legally binding nature of a paternity establishment, it's important to first consider available DNA testing options. If there is any sort of reasonable doubt that the presumed father could possibly not be the biological father, it's crucial that a Brooklyn Park parent first utilize DNA testing to identify the biological father and avoid any legal complications later on down the line.

Methods of Establishing Paternity in Brooklyn Park, MN

Once DNA testing services have been used to accurately identify a child's biological father, the two parents should then quickly move forward with the paternity establishment process. In the state of Minnesota, the simplest way to establish paternity is by completing a Recognition of Parentage form. This must be signed by both parents and properly submitted to a Minnesota Office of Vital Records location to establish paternity and have the father's name placed on the birth certificate.

In certain instances where a parent refuses to sign a Recognition of Parentage or even denies the paternity claim, paternity will instead need to be established through a court order. By filing a petition to establish parentage in Hennepin County Court, a judge will request that the presumed father undergo paternity testing in support of the paternity claim. If the biological father is properly identified, paternity can be established alongside potential child support agreements.

Paternity Programs in Brooklyn Park, MN

For Brooklyn Park men who believe they have possibly fathered a child but have yet to sign a Recognition of Parentage, the Minnesota Fathers' Adoption Registry (MFAR) can be used to protect paternal rights in the event of an adoption. Under Minnesota state law, before an adoption becomes final, officials must check the MFAR database to determine if a putative father has registered.

In the event that a putative father is found to be potentially connected to the child, by law, the courts must send him a notification of the adoption. From here, the man can decide if he wants to participate in any decision-making processes. These processes include the decision to establish paternal rights and potentially gain custody of the child.

Last updated 2/21/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Brooklyn Park

Lakeland Park
Oak Grove
Palmer Lake
Park Center
River Park
River View
Sunny Lane
Trinity Gardens

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"Recognition of parentage." Minnesota Department of Human Services, https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/services/child-support/programs-services/recognition-of-parentage.jsp
"Minnesota Judicial Branch." Minnesota Judicial Branch, https://www.mncourts.gov/Find-Courts/Hennepin/Hennepin-Family-Court.aspx
"Minnesota Fathers' Adoption Registry." Minnesota Department of Health, https://www.health.state.mn.us/people/vitalrecords/registry