DNA Test – College Station, TX
Health Street provides DNA testing in College Station, Texas at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (979) 201-5854 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.
Shedule 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 – College Station, Texas
Types of DNA Tests at our College Station, Texas 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 College Station DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in College Station TX
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our College Station 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 College Station, plus many more locations throughout Texas 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
More than a Decade of Experience
Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in College Station, the state of College Station, Texas, and throughout the nation. The first DNA test that Health Street provided in College Station, TX was in 2018.
Commitment to Excellence
Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in College Station.
College Station, Texas – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in College Station, Texas
College Station parents who have a baby when they are not married should establish paternity. There are two ways to establish paternity in College Station, Texas. If both parents are sure about the paternity, they can sign the Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP). Many parents decide to do so at the hospital after the baby is born. The hospital staff can usually help with the process.
Sometimes, the mother and the father are unsure about paternity or disagree about who the biological father is. In this case, they often decide to proceed with establishing paternity through the court. The judge will usually ask the father and child to undergo a DNA test to ensure the man is the biological father. The DNA test is a painless and straightforward method of proving paternity, usually done as a cheek swab. Once the judge establishes paternity, they can also determine custody, visitation, or child support if necessary.
College Station, Texas: Mistaken paternity
The Texas Family Code allows the court to terminate paternity and the duty to pay child support if there is relevant proof that the paternity was mistaken. If the man does not believe he is the child’s father, he can file a petition asking the court to terminate his father-child relationship. The court then holds a pretrial hearing to determine whether the man meets the legal requirements to move the case forward. If so, the judge will order a DNA test. Both the child and father will have to take it. If the genetic testing shows he is not the biological father, the court may decide to terminate their relationship. However, each case is unique, and the judge will consider other factors before terminating the legal father-child relationship.
Last updated 11/17/2022
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