DNA Test – Clarkston, MI
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Clarkston, Michigan at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (248) 617-7433 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 your Clarkston DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.
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DNA Test – Clarkston, Michigan
Types of DNA Tests at our Clarkston, Michigan 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:
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 Clarkston 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 Clarkston MI
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Clarkston 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 Clarkston, plus many more locations throughout Michigan and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Clarkston. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Clarkston , MI 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 Clarkston 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 Clarkston that they need.
DNA Testing in Clarkston, MI
74-Year Old Clarkston Woman Reunites with Half-Sister
In 1944, Judy Morrow was given up for adoption by her birth mother. Ten years later, Lori Simonian was born to the same mother, who kept her and raised her as an only child. The half-sisters were recently reunited during a face-to-face meeting in Clarkston, thanks to DNA test results. Morrow, who was struggling with very serious health issues, had been focusing on cherishing the time she had left. She says finally reuniting with her half-sister has made her remaining time even more special.
Establishing Paternity in Michigan
According to attorney Ellen Paynter, who represents clients in Clarkston and the surrounding area, there are two ways for unmarried parents to establish paternity in Michigan.
The first is through a Michigan Affidavit of Parentage. This form is used when both parents agree to voluntarily establish legal paternity. Signing this form and filing it with the Michigan Department of Community Health’s Office of the State Registrar will establish the man as the child’s legal father. However, if he wants to request custody or visitation rights, he’ll still need to file a case with the County Court.
The second option is to establish paternity through the courts. This may occur if there’s a question or dispute about the child’s biological paternity. In this case, a DNA test is often required before the courts will make a ruling.
Michigan’s Revocation of Paternity Act (ROPA)
When a child is born to married parents, the mother’s husband is automatically “presumed” to be the child’s legal father, even if he was not the child’s biological father. However, according to Oakland County attorney Starla Zehr, if another man fathers a child with a married woman, he can now file a paternity case even if the mother was married to someone else at the time the child was born or conceived. This fairly recent change occurred as a result of the 2012 Revocation of Paternity Act (ROPA).
In some rare cases, the ROPA can also be used to rescind a previously filed Acknowledgement of Parentage or Order of Filiation.