DNA Test – Cleveland, OH
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Cleveland, Ohio at 14 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 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.
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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.
Why Health Street
A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Cleveland as well as communities all across the nation.
Commitment to Community of ClevelandHealth Street is a proud partner to the people of this great Ohio city. We are here support anyone who needs DNA testing in Cleveland.
Cleveland, Ohio – DNA Testing
Cleveland paternity lawyers, Laubacher & Co, explain why establishing paternity is important. “Establishing paternity for a child enables both parents to have legal rights and support that child in a meaningful way,” states the firm, “As a result, filing a paternity case can help mothers and prospective fathers contribute more actively to their child’s life and ensure they receive the aid they need to thrive.”
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Cleveland, OH
In Cleveland, OH, a man is assumed to be the child’s legal father if he and the mother are married when the child is born or if the baby was born within 300 days of divorce. In this case, it’s not necessary to establish paternity. However, if the parents are not married, paternity must be established for the child to have a legal father.
If a man wishes to dispute paternity, he can request DNA testing, and DNA samples will be taken from the mother, alleged father, and child. If there’s a zero percent probability that he’s the father, he can file an action for paternity determination.
In Cleveland, parents can establish paternity voluntarily by signing an Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit. If paternity cannot be established voluntarily, the parents can go through the court system. In this case, DNA testing will be ordered to determine paternity. Once paternity is established, the judge can issue visitation, custody, and child support orders.
Local DNA Stories in Cleveland, OH
Anna Sardis, who was born in Greece, grew up with her family in Cleveland but didn’t know that she had been adopted as a baby. Going through boxes of old documents, she found things that didn’t quite “add up.” This led her to search for her biological relatives in Greece. It was through that DNA testing, given to her as a Christmas present from her children, that she found three sisters who lived in Greece and her brother, who lives in Sweden. She and her brother met for the first time at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, and he visited for two weeks, during which time they visited with other Greek adoptees in the U.S.
Last updated 8/4/2022