DNA Testing - Burlington, North Carolina

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Burlington, North Carolina at 3 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (336) 308-0195 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 Burlington NC

Burlington NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Burlington NC 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:

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 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 Burlington DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Burlington NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Burlington 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 Burlington, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina 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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Burlington, the state of Burlington, North Carolina, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Burlington, NC was in 2018.

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 Burlington. 

Burlington, NC DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

In Burlington, North Carolina, DNA testing is utilized for personal and legal purposes. Some people may want to use DNA tests to legally establish paternity or as part of child custody proceedings. Others may need proof of their biological relationship with a person who has passed away in order to get inheritance. Some people even order DNA tests just for the peace of mind the results can bring. Below are some of the primary reasons that people undergo DNA tests.

Paternity Testing

This is often necessary when there's uncertainty about a child's biological father. DNA tests, typically done via cheek swabs, can help parents establish paternity with confidence.

Child Custody and Support

Before child custody and support can be established, legal paternity must be determined. In cases where parents are in disagreement, DNA testing is used to prove the father-child relationship, forming the foundation for establishing rights and responsibilities.

Changing a Birth Certificate

In instances of mistaken paternity, where the wrong man is listed as the legal father on a birth certificate, DNA testing is required to correct this information. If the child's birth certificate does not have a father listed, some parents choose to complete DNA tests to be sure before signing an Affidavit of Parentage.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

After the DNA samples are collected, they are analyzed in certified laboratories. If two individuals want to learn their biological relationships, professional technicians compare 21 genetic markers to establish the probability of them being related.

How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

It can take up to two weeks, depending on the type of DNA test you choose.

  1. If you obtained a cheek swab for a DNA test, your results should be ready in up to one week.
  2. If hair follicles were provided, it can take up to two weeks from the collection date.

Establishing Paternity in North Carolina

For unmarried parents, the most convenient method of establishing paternity in North Carolina is signing the Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity (VAP). The form is often available at the hospital, so parents can easily fill it out after the baby is born. The father must provide identification and be present during this process. The completed form is then filed with Vital Records. Note that this is a legally binding document, and it should only be signed if both parties are confident.

If there is uncertainty about the biological father, many people do not sign the VAP but instead go to court. The court can order DNA testing to determine if the alleged father is biologically related to the child. If the judge establishes legal paternity, then other matters like child support, custody, or visitation hours can also be decided from there.

Last updated 12/27/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Burlington

Abbey Glen
Abbington Place
Arden Crossing
Bonnie Oaks
Cedar Crest
Deer Run
Gregson Court
Grove Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


NCDHHS. (n.d.). https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/child-support-services/css-services
Versus affidavit of parentage - the North Carolina Judicial Branch. (n.d.-bk). https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/forms/cv604-en.pdf?gO1L0NiHGJkCFV7DchOVHCueJd2qWwie