DNA Testing in Camden, South Carolina

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Camden, South Carolina at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (803) 219-3275 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 your Camden DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Camden, South Carolina

Camden SC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Camden, South Carolina 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 Camden DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Camden SC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Camden 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 Camden, plus many more locations throughout South 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 Camden, the state of Camden, South Carolina, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Camden 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 Camden. 

Establishing Paternity in Camden

Paternity establishment in Camden is regulated by South Carolina law. Under the law, if a child is born to a married couple, both are considered legal parents and they both have equal decision-making rights for the child. However, when a child is born to unmarried parents, the parents must take additional action to establish legal paternity.

The easiest way to do this is for both parents to complete a Voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement form in front of a notary. This is filed with the state's Office of Vital Records. Once it's approved, the father's name can be added to the child's birth certificate.

If the parents don't agree about the child's paternity, a DNA test is necessary. This can either be done on a voluntary basis or by filing a Petition to Establish Paternity with the family court system. Once the DNA test conclusively proves the child's paternity, the courts can issue an Order of Paternity. Paternity cases for Camden residents are heard at the Kershaw County Family Court, located at 1121 Broad Street, Room 213 Camden, SC 29020.

Paternity Issues for Married Couples

Since paternity is assumed for married couples, it raises the question of what happens in the case of an extra-marital affair. Camden residents are often surprised to hear that, under South Carolina law, the husband is still presumed to be the child's biological father. This isn't changed unless the couple divorces and one of the parties proves to a judge that the husband is not the child's father by submitting a DNA test.

This is known as "delegitimizing" the child. In this case, the courts will appoint a guardian to protect the interests of the minor child during the proceedings. If the identity of the alleged father is known, South Carolina law also requires that he is a party to the family court legal action.

The Local Economy, Jobs, and Major Industries in Camden

Kershaw County, which is home to Camden, has a population of approximately 62,342. This includes a civilian workforce of more than 29,300, many of whom are Camden residents. The Camden area is home to several global companies, including Haier America (General Electric), TB Kawashima, Mancor, Hengst, Medtronic, and INVISTA. The top industries by employment in Camden are healthcare, local government, retail, PK-12 education, manufacturing, and construction.

Some Camden Neighborhoods That We Serve

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Fox Run
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Valley Park

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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