DNA Test - Chalmette, LA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Chalmette, Louisiana at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (225) 230-0430 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 - Chalmette, Louisiana

Chalmette LA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Chalmette, 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 Chalmette 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 Chalmette LA

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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Chalmette to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Chalmette that they need. 

Chalmette, LA - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Ellen Cronin Badeaux is a family law lawyer that serves Chalmette, LA. She explains the difference between biological and legal paternity and the importance of establishing paternity. "In Louisiana, there is a distinction between biological and legal paternity," she said, "A man is not financially responsible for a child until legal paternity has been established. Legal paternity is assumed when a child is born to a married couple. But if a child is born to an unwed mother and father there are two ways to establish legal paternity." Badeaux said parents can establish paternity by signing an Affidavit of Acknowledgement when the child is born, or by obtaining a court order with DNA testing to prove that a man is or isn't the father.

"Establishing legal paternity is about more than just making sure a non-custodial parent financially supports his child. Establishing paternity is about making sure that every child has access to all the benefits of knowing both parents." Badeaux said that other benefits to establishing paternity include a more complete sense of identity, a complete medical history, social security, medical, and other benefits, and a claim to inheritance.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Chalmette, LA

If either parent questions paternity, the Affidavit of Acknowledgement should not be signed until a DNA test is used to prove or disprove paternity. Either parent has the right to request DNA testing voluntarily or can ask the court to order it.

If DNA testing is ordered, the mother, alleged father, and child must all submit DNA samples for testing. When DNA testing has proven paternity, both parents can agree to establish paternity voluntarily. If they do not both agree, they can go to trial, and the judge will decide whether or not a man is the father.

Once paternity is established, the father will have his name added to the birth certificate and the court will give orders regarding child support, visitation, and custody.

Some Chalmette Neighborhoods That We Serve

Battleground Gardens Sub
Blanchard Sub
Blanchard Sub Ext
Buccaneer Villa North
Buccaneer Villa South
Chalmette Vista
Corinne Park Ext 2
Crescent Ridge Sub
Del Bruno Park
Gallo Drive Ext

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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