DNA Test - Chesapeake, VA

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Chesapeake, Virginia at 5 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (757) 255-8177 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 - Chesapeake, Virginia

Chesapeake VA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Chesapeake, Virginia 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 Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake VA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake, plus many more locations throughout Virginia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Chesapeake. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Chesapeake , VA 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 Chesapeake, the state of Chesapeake, Virginia, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Chesapeake, VA was in 2018.

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 Chesapeake. 

Chesapeake, Virginia - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Chesapeake, VA

Unmarried couples must establish paternity if they want to have the same legal rights and responsibilities toward the child. There are three ways to establish paternity in Virginia. First, a child support case can be opened through the DCSE (Division of Child Support Enforcement). Once the application is completed, a DNA test is usually performed to determine the biological father.

Paternity can also be established by filing a petition to the area's Juvenile and Domestic Relation District Court. The judge can establish paternity after DNA testing is completed.

The third option for establishing paternity is signing an AOP (Acknowledgment of Paternity). This can easily and quickly be done in the hospital when the baby is born.

A DNA test reunites mother and daughter after 67 years

Nancy from Virginia got pregnant when she was a teenager. She was not married. Her father forced her to give her daughter up for adoption as soon as she was born. After she gave birth, she could not even name her daughter, so she knew nothing about her. She said they only let you hold the baby for a few minutes, a maximum of half an hour, and that's it. She had just a few moments with her newborn before she had to leave her behind.

Susan, Nancy's daughter, lived her whole life in Indianapolis with her adoptive family and always wondered who her birth mother was. After years, Susan did a DNA test and connected to Nancy's son. They started to talk, and she discovered she had seven siblings, and was invited to her mother's 88 birthday party as well.

Now they are trying to get to know each other, but they both say nothing can give them back the 67 years they have lost. Susan is happy she discovered her family and has many siblings she can talk to!

Last updated 8/3/2022

Neighborhoods in Chesapeake Served by our Clinics

Geneva Park
Bowers Hill
Greenbrier West
Plymouth Park
Foundation Park
Greenbrier East
Willow Lakes
West Landing

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Establish paternity in Virginia. Establish Paternity in Virginia - Virginia Department of Social Services. (n.d.). Retrieved August 3, 2022, from https://dss.virginia.gov/family/dcse/establishing_paternity.cgi
Simmons, T. (2019, June 16). DNA test helps mom reunite with daughter she gave up for adoption 67 years ago. WSLS. Retrieved August 3, 2022, from https://www.wsls.com/news/2019/06/19/dna-test-helps-mom-reunite-with-daughter-she-gave-up-for-adoption-67-years-ago/