DNA Test - Candler, NC

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Candler, North Carolina at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (828) 248-7399 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 Candler 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 - Candler, North Carolina

Candler NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Candler, North Carolina 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 Candler 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 Candler NC

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

DNA Tests in Candler NC

The Importance of Establishing Paternity in Candler, NC

When an unmarried Candler mother has a child, only she will possess legal parental rights. This is because the state of North Carolina can't make any assumptions over paternity without a legal marriage. For an unmarried Candler, NC father to receive rights over the recently born child, it's recommended he establishes paternity with the mother as soon as possible.

Establishing paternity officially declares the child's father, allowing his name to be placed on the birth certificate. Likewise, by establishing paternity, both parents support the wellbeing of the child as this provides him or her with benefits from both parents, including inheritance rights, social security, and medical insurance.

How to Establish Paternity in Candler, NC

In the state of North Carolina, two unmarried parents are offered two ways of establishing legal paternity. As long as there is full confidence in a child's paternity and both parents are willing to do so, the simplest of establishment processes is to complete a Voluntary Affidavit of Parentage. This is a legally binding document with the state of North Carolina that declares the child's biological and legal father. The form can be completed at the hospital following the child's birth or through a Buncombe County Child Support office.

Unfortunately, not always will a parent be willing to establish paternity, making the process difficult for either mother or father. In these instances, it's best for a parent to file a petition to establish paternity through Buncombe County Family Court. This process will typically require the use of DNA testing to correctly determine the child's father. If the courts successfully identify the child's father, then paternity can be established. This opens the door for a parent to request child support services as well.

Navigating a Difficult Paternity Establishment Process in Candler, NC

To establish paternity or enforce child support obligations in North Carolina, a father must establish paternity with a child's mother first. But what happens when a noncustodial parent cannot be located? In the state of North Carolina, local child support services can provide locating services to help locate a missing parent.

Using information including social security, employer, and vehicle information, a request will be inputted into a database in an effort to locate the individual. If successful, then a court summons can be issued requesting that the parent completes DNA testing and establishes legal paternity.

Neighborhoods in Candler Served by our Clinics

Canaan Acres
Dixon Terrace
Enka Village
Hillton Mobile Home Park
Holcombe Woods
Reeves Cove
Seasons At Biltmore Lake
Windwood Park
Woodland Trails

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


"Child Support." Buncombe County North Carolina, https://www.buncombecounty.org/governing/depts/publicassistance/ChildSupport.aspx
"CCS Services." North Carolina Child Support Services, https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/social-services/child-support-services/css-services
"Candler, NC." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/candler--nc/