DNA Test - Cleveland, OH
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Cleveland, Ohio at 7 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (216) 208-9325 or schedule online. We offer legal paternity tests, sibling studies, grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing to determine if people are biologically related.
Set up DNA testing appointments online. Test results can be used in court for child support or to change a birth a certificate; it can also be used for simple peace of mind. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We can also extract DNA samples from hair follicles, fingernails, and other specimens.
Types of DNA Tests at our Cleveland OH 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:
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 Cleveland DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Cleveland OH
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Cleveland 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 Cleveland, plus many more locations throughout Ohio and across the United States. During registration, we'll show you the nearest locations so you can choose the one that's most convenient. You'll pick the times and days that you prefer.
Middle School Siblings Find Each Other Thanks to a DNA Test
When eighth-grader Zoe Carpenter took a DNA test, she never expected to find her biological sister. Carpenter, who was adopted from a Chinese orphanage when she was just 11-months old, was shocked when her test results revealed that she had an immediate family match.
Zoe's biological sister, Jasmine Dockins, is just 13 months older than she is and lives with her parents in Cleveland. Once the two sisters and their families started to get to know one another, the similarities were shocking! In fact, Zoe's parents almost named her Jazmine, and there are photos of them as babies wearing identical outfits.
Since the discovery, the two have met in person and are getting to know one another. They're both excited about the prospect of having a sister and have spent time together going to concerts, playing escape rooms, and spending summer vacations together.
DNA Test Shows Clinic Used a Stranger's Sperm
Ohio resident Joseph Cartellone is suing a Cincinnati fertility clinic, hospital, and lab, alleging misconduct. Named in the lawsuit are the Institute for Reproductive Health, the Christ Hospital, and Ovation Fertility Clinic. The issue arose after a DNA test revealed that Cartellone's daughter wasn't actually biologically related to him. According to the man's lawyers at the Cleveland-arm of the Peiffer Wolf Carr and Kane law firm, the test narrowed down the girl's possible biological fathers to five options -- one of whom is a doctor at Christ Hospital.
Cartellone believes that the clinic used his wife's eggs and someone else's sperm during in-vitro fertilization. He is now suing the clinic for breach of contract, battery, negligence, negligent misrepresentation, and several other charges. His attorney, Adam Wolf, says that he receives calls daily regarding potential misconduct at various fertility clinics.
Establishing Paternity in Cleveland
According to Cleveland paternity lawyer RaslanPla and Company, LLC, married couples living in Cleveland who have a child are assumed to be the parents of that child. Single parents can elect to establish paternity when a child is born by filing an Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit at the hospital or birthing center.
If a man believes he was incorrectly identified as a birth father, he may need to hire a paternity lawyer to help him through the process of taking a DNA test and fighting the claim. A lawyer is also helpful when a birth father is denied rights or refuses to pay child support.
DNA Testing Experience
Health Street has been performing genetic tests nationally since 2010; our first DNA test in Cleveland, OH was in July of 2012. Since then, our Cleveland clinic locations have completed 7 DNA tests for local residents at our Cleveland specimen collection sites, plus thousands more in other Ohio locations and across the USA.