DNA Test - Cleveland, TN

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Cleveland, Tennessee at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (423) 205-0973 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 Cleveland 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 - Cleveland, Tennessee

Cleveland TN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Cleveland, Tennessee 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 Cleveland 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 Cleveland TN

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. 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 Cleveland, plus many more locations throughout Tennessee and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Cleveland. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Cleveland , TN 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

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.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Cleveland, TN DNA Testing

3 Ways to Establish Paternity in Cleveland, TN

According to experts at the law firm of Yates & Wheland, which serves clients in Cleveland and the surrounding area, there are three primary ways to establish paternity for a child who is born to an unmarried mother:

  1. Presumption: If the mother was married within 300 days prior to the child's birth, the man is assumed to be the child's father. Either the mother or the presumed father can contest this assumption in court.
  2. Voluntary Acknowledgment: Both parents can sign and file a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form. Once the form is processed, the man is deemed the child's legal father.
  3. Court Action: An interested party can file a court action to establish paternity. The courts have the right to require all parties to undergo genetic testing to determine the likelihood that the man is the child's biological father.

FAQs About Cleveland Paternity Claims

Establishing paternity is a serious matter that often raises important questions. Experts at the Batson Nolan law firm, which provides family law services to residents in Cleveland and the surrounding area, provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.

What role do DNA tests play in paternity claims?

Genetic testing may be used in court cases to establish paternity. Generally, if a test shows there is a 95% or higher probability that a man is a child's biological father, he is the presumed legal father of the child.

Who can file a paternity claim?

There are four parties eligible to file a court case to establish paternity: the child's mother, the alleged father, the child, or the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

Is there a time limit to establish a child's paternity?

Under Tennessee law, a Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity form or paternity court case must be filed prior to a child's 21st birthday.

Establishing Paternity Through Cleveland's Child Support Office

Tennessee's Child Support Program is administered by the state's Department of Human Services. The program assists parents with locating parents, establishing paternity, establishing child support orders, and more. Bradley County residents receive services from the Child Support Office located at 4363 North Ocoee Street, #7 Cleveland, TN 37312.

Last updated 1/6/2024

Neighborhoods Served in Cleveland

Bigsby Creek
Cloverleaf Estates
Harris Creek
Landmark Court
Northwest Acres
Peach Orchard
Quail Run
Ridgestone Park
South Blue Springs
White Oak

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"How Long Does a Father Have to Establish Paternity?" Batson Nolan PLC, https://batsonnolan.com/how-long-does-a-father-have-to-establish-paternity/
"Tennessee Voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity Program (TN VAoP)." Tennessee Department of Human Services, https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-support-services/tennessee-paternity-acknowledgment-program--tn-vaop-.html
"Child Support Services." Tennessee Department of Human Services, https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/for-families/child-support-services.html
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