DNA Test - Cary, NC

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Cary, North Carolina at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (919) 822-9420 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Cary, North Carolina

Cary NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Cary, 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 Cary 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 Cary NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Cary 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 Cary, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Cary. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Cary , 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Cary, NC was in 2020.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Cary, North Carolina - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Cary, North Carolina

Establishing paternity has many benefits for a child, for example, a greater sense of identity, access to the medical history of both parents, and financial support. By establishing paternity, a child can have rights to all of this.

In North Carolina, parents can establish paternity via signing a voluntary acknowledgment or court order. The most convenient for parents is to voluntarily establish paternity at the hospital when the baby is born and file it with Vital Records.

However, sometimes there are doubts about who the biological father is. In this case, the alleged father may choose to take a DNA test. The DNA results can not only provide peace of mind but also show whether the alleged father is, in fact, the biological father. If either parent files a court order to establish paternity due to uncertainty, the judge will likely order a DNA test.

DNA test reunites sisters after 54 years

Carol's daughter took a DNA test and uncovered a big family secret. When she received the DNA results, Carol confronted her mother, who admitted that the man who raised her was not her biological father. After that, Carol discovered that she had relatives in Ireland.

After she matched with her uncle, she wrote to him, exchanging a few messages. Soon after, she found out she had two half-brothers and one half-sister. Unfortunately, her biological father has already passed away. However, Carol met with her sister in North Carolina and soon traveled to Ireland to meet the rest of the family, and they organized a nice family reunion.

Carol said she immediately fell in love with Dublin and the time with her new-found family was terrific. They are already planning their next trips in the future.

Last updated 9/14/2022

Neighborhoods in Cary Served by our Clinics

Carystone Townhomes
Weatherfield Townhomes
Highcroft Village
Tatton Place
Hilliard Forest
Carolina House Of Cary
Edgehill Farm
Brookgreen Forest
Ambiance Place
Lochwinds At Lochmere

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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