DNA Testing - Brusly, Louisiana

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Brusly, Louisiana at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (225) 500-2423 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 a 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 - Brusly, Louisiana

Brusly LA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Brusly, Louisiana 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 Brusly 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 Brusly LA

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

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Brusly, LA

In Louisiana, if a child is born to unmarried parents, the state only recognizes the child's mother as the legal parent until paternity is established. A biological father can sign the Declaration of Acknowledgement of Paternity, which must be signed in front of a Notary Public and two witnesses. Fathers who sign the declaration in error can annul it within 60 days.

Courts can also decide paternity, which includes cases where fathers refuse to acknowledge a child. Fathers can prove whether or not they are a child's father using DNA blood or tissue testing, but they will be responsible for paying for tests if they contest paternity. Brusly fathers should also be aware that if they refuse to submit to a DNA test for paternity in Louisiana, the court can determine that they are legally the father based on their refusal. Brusly is served by the 18th Judicial District Court in Port Allen on 8th Street.

Parents can file for child support through the Louisiana Department of Children & Family Services. The Child Welfare Office serving Brusly is located on Highway 1 in Plaquemine.

Notable Historical Events Related to DNA Testing In Brusly, LA

In 2017, Baton Rouge man Mackie Price tested his DNA to learn about his family's history. He discovered a biological daughter, Naomi Sanderovsky, who two years later, ended up being in Mackie's other daughter Olivia's wedding party.

Brusly, Louisiana Paternity Testing Stories

Baton Rouge rapper Boosie Badazz could request a paternity test to prove whether or not he is the biological father of 11-year-old Lyric Beyoncé. Louisiana's Attorney General filed a lawsuit for increased child support and health insurance premiums for Lyric Beyoncé in May 2020. Boosie hasn't officially contested his paternity of Lyric Beyoncé with her mother Gelisa Hayes, but it could become a part of the child support process.

Experts Say ...

Louisiana's state crime lab is located in east Baton Rouge across the river from Brusly. In 2017, the state crime lab adopted a form of DNA profiling called "familial searching." The analysis focuses on the Y-chromosome, which is passed through male relatives. According to Joanie Brocato, the Louisiana State Police lab's DNA manager, the technology will be used sparingly and only in cases of extreme need. "It's really about benefiting victims and law enforcement," Brocato told reporter Jim Mustian of The Advocate.

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"It's a girl! Baton Rouge man's ancestry search unearths unknown daughter." News Break, https://www.newsbreak.com/louisiana/baton-rouge/news/1443039287186/its-a-girl-baton-rouge-mans-ancestry-search-unearths-unknown-daughter Mustian, Jim.
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