DNA Test - Champaign, IL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Champaign, Illinois at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (217) 462-9374 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 - Champaign, Illinois

Champaign IL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Champaign, Illinois 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 Champaign 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 Champaign IL

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

Champaign, Illinois - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Champaign, IL

If parents are married in Champaign, the husband is automatically assumed to be the biological father. Unwed parents will need to take additional measures to establish paternity, which is usually done by both parents signing a Voluntary Acknowledgement of Paternity (VAP) or going to court. If parents decide to sign the VAP, they should be sure about paternity. This is a legally binding document that officially and legally establishes the biological father of the child. Parents can sign this document in the hospital after the baby is born. The hospital staff can usually assist with filing the VAP with the Department of Healthcare and Family Services.

Another option is going to court, which many parents decide to do if they are unsure who the biological father is or if they disagree. The judge often asks the alleged father and the child to take a DNA test before making the paternity decision.

Champaign, Illinois: Benefits of establishing paternity

After parents establish paternity, they can share rights and responsibilities, supporting their child financially and building a bond with them. Parents cannot establish custody or visitation hours without establishing paternity first. Once the father is officially established, he can participate in important decisions about the child's life regarding their health, education, or upbringing.

Establishing paternity also brings multiple benefits for the child, such as:

Knowing their full identity
Building a bond with both parents
Financial support from both parents
Having both parents listed on the birth certificate
Access to medical history records of both sides of the families
Social Security
Health and life insurance
Veterans or disability benefits, if applicable
The right to inherit from both parents

Last updated 2/22/2023

Some Champaign Neighborhoods That We Serve

Copper Ridge
Ironwood Subdivision
Lincolnshire Fields
Turnberry Ridge

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Paternity information you should know. Paternity Information You Should Know | HFS. (n.d.). Retrieved January 19, 2023, from https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/ChildSupport/FormsBrochures/Pages/hfs3282.aspx
HFS 3416B, Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity. (n.d.). Retrieved February 22, 2023, from https://www2.illinois.gov/hfs/ChildSupport/Documents/hfs3416b.pdf