DNA Test - Clayton, NC

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Clayton, North Carolina at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (919) 822-9332 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 - Clayton, North Carolina

Clayton NC DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Clayton, North Carolina clinics:

Paternity Testing can conclusively establish whether or not a man is the biological father of a child.

Relationship Testing for other close family relationships can be performed at our testing centers. Our DNA testing services can confirm or deny biological relationships between grandparents, grandchildren, siblings, half-siblings, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 alleged father and child or children. 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 ordering one of our testing kits online and shipping the specimens back to us.

Legal DNA Tests vs. "Peace of Mind" At-Home Tests

A Legal Paternity Test is a court admissible lab testing service performed at an AABB accredited laboratory. 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. A legal paternity DNA test will hold up in court for such matters as child support or to change the name on a birth certificate. This test must be performed using strict chain of custody procedures. Our Clayton DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Clayton NC

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Clayton 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. Please call our customer service team to help you book your appointment over the phone, or set up your appointment easily online.

We have state of the art testing labs and friendly clinics that perform the DNA sample collection in Clayton, plus many more locations throughout North Carolina and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations for DNA testing so you can choose the site that's most convenient. You'll also pick the times and days that you prefer.

Why Health Street

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Clayton, NC was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Clayton. 

DNA Paternity Testing in Clayton, NC

Establishing Paternity in Clayton, NC

Under North Carolina law, both parents must legally establish paternity for an unmarried Clayton father to gain paternal rights or have his name placed on the birth certificate of a newborn child. Since there is no legal husband, there is no presumption by law of the child's biological father. To legally establish biological paternity in Clayton, both parents must complete an Affidavit of Parentage.

While this form is typically completed at the hospital following the child's birth, both parents will also have the ability to complete one at a later date through Johnston County Child Support Services. By completing this legal document, both mother and father agree upon the child's paternity, declaring the presumed biological father as the child's legal father. Furthermore, by properly filing this document with the state, it also opens the opportunity for a parent to request child support services if necessary.

Assistance Establishing Paternity and Child Support Orders in Clayton, NC

In some unfortunate circumstances, a recent Clayton mother may struggle to receive child support services from her child's absent father. If a similar situation arises, it's crucial to remember that in order to receive child support payments from a child's father, the man must have legally established paternity. If you are encountering issues while establishing legal paternity in the state of North Carolina, it's best you file a paternity order through Johnston County Child Support Services.

By filing this order, Johnston County Child Support Services can issue a summons to locate the child's father and request DNA paternity testing. Once the presumed father undergoes DNA testing and the biological connection is approved, paternity can be established, and the mother can request monthly child support payments. Once an application is submitted, the Johnston County Child Support will assess both the parent's current incomes and the child's needs to construct a monthly payment amount.

Experts in Clayton, NC Say…

Under previous North Carolina law known as the "Tender Years Doctrine," it was difficult for a man to gain custody over his child when the mother disputed his claims in court — even if his circumstances were positive. Fortunately, several years ago, North Carolina discarded this statute as it was believed to be outdated and did not favor Father's Rights.

According to Clayton Family Law Attorney Jonathan Breeden, the state now recognizes that it is just as essential to have a father in a child's life. Therefore, a court will only consider the best interests of the child when deciding upon child custody. A judge will assess both parental living conditions and current relationships with the child to establish a custody order that works for the wellbeing of the child.

Neighborhoods Served in Clayton

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Ashcroft
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Cassedale
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Garrison
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Lockwood Forest
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Magnolia Place
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Pine Hollow
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Sun Valley
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Weston Woods
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Wilson Farm
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Wynston

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"Services Offered." Johnston County Child Support, https://www.johnstonnc.com/cs/content.cfm?page_desc=services
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"Fathers' Custody Rights." Breeden Law Office, https://www.breedenfirm.com/child-custody-lawyer/fathers-rights/
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"Clayton Neighborhood Directory." Raleigh Realty, https://www.raleighrealtyhomes.com/clayton-neighborhoods.php