DNA Test - Charlotte, NC

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Charlotte, North Carolina at 25 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (980) 202-4537 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.

Shedule 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 - Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Charlotte, 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 Charlotte 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 Charlotte NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Charlotte 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 Charlotte, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Charlotte. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Charlotte , 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 Charlotte, the state of Charlotte, North Carolina, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Charlotte, NC was in 2019.

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 Charlotte. 

Charlotte, North Carolina - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Charlotte, NC

Establishing paternity is essential for a child to prosper from the benefits of both parents. After paternity has been established, the child can access the father's medical history and potentially get Social Security, insurance, or military benefits (if applicable).

Based on the law in Charlotte, North Carolina, paternity must be established before a child support order. Fathers can acknowledge paternity by signing a voluntary acknowledgment, or the court can order a DNA test to prove it.

The easiest way of establishing paternity, if both parents agree, is when a child is born at the hospital. However, the father must be present and provide all necessary information so his name can be placed on the Affidavit of Parentage.

If there are any doubts regarding paternity, DNA testing is recommended. The most common method is to swab the inside of the cheek for the father and child, although other legal DNA tests are available if the father can not have his cheek swabbed. The results can then be presented as evidence in the court to establish paternity.

DNA test links sisters who never met but lived close to each other

Jen Frantz was enjoying her vacation when suddenly she got a text message from Janine Dzyubanny saying they might be sisters. Frantz was 43 years old when she found out. Her parents looked nothing like her, so she always knew they were not her biological parents. She was adopted at just one year old, and her birth parents were from South Korea. Thanks to DNA testing, she now knew she had a biological sister.

Janine was adopted when she was just five months old. The sisters decided to take a DNA test to learn more about their medical history, but they never expected to find a sibling! They started to text and realized they had so much more in common. They even found out they lived just half an hour away from each other, even though they grew up in different states.

They decided to meet, and it was a very emotional and happy moment for both of them. Since then, Jen and Janine have met at least once a week and do not want to miss out more than they already have.

Last updated 6/21/2022

Neighborhoods in Charlotte Served by our Clinics

Sardis Woods
Sardis Forest
Wessex Square
Ballantyne East
Enderly Park
College Downs
Idlewild Farms

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Sanahori, S. (2018, November 16). DNA test links sisters who never met, but lived minutes away from each other. USA Today. Retrieved June 21, 2022, from https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/humankind/2018/11/16/dna-test-links-sisters-who-never-met-but-lived-minutes-away-each-other/2009949002/