DNA Test - Columbus, OH

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Columbus, Ohio at 9 testing laboratories. Call (614) 363-2173 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.

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DNA Test - Columbus, Ohio

Columbus OH DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Columbus, Ohio 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 Columbus 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 Columbus OH

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Columbus, the state of Columbus, Ohio, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Columbus, OH was in 2018.Since then, we have done 36 DNA and paternity tests in Columbus.

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 Columbus. 

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Establishing paternity in Columbus, OH

If the parents are married, the husband is automatically presumed to be the father when the child is born. If either of the parents does not think the husband is the father, they can challenge the paternity and go to court. Usually, the court will have them take a DNA test.

If the mother is not married when the child is born, she will have to determine paternity through a Child Support Enforcement Agency or juvenile court action. Both ways usually result in genetic testing.

Paternity DNA test results in Ohio can be binding. The Supreme court of Ohio once stated that if paternity is determined, neither party can individually return later and claim that he is not the dad, even if a DNA test proves what the person says. However, due to a change in the law in 2002, paternity findings can sometimes be overturned with a new DNA test. If the man is determined not to be the father at this point, this does not relieve him from child support payments that occurred before the time the motion is filed.

A woman from Ohio finds her biological dad after six decades

Right before her mom and dad passed away, Tylin realized they had been keeping something from her as a secret for sixty years. Before her mom's dementia got worse, she told Tylin that her father was not her biological father. All she could remember about her birth father was his name—William.

She thought there was no way on Earth she could find her actual dad because so many men are named William. Against the odds, she decided to try a DNA test, but nothing pointed at anybody who lived nearby.

A few months later, she got a phone call from a veteran—Thomas Williams—whose other daughters also took DNA tests that showed they were a match. Now, an 81-year-old veteran and his 62-year-old daughter finally met, and a family they never knew they had was reunited at last.

Last updated 6/21/2022

Neighborhoods in Columbus Served by our Clinics

Mount Vernon
Hungarian Village
Brewery District
Old North Columbus
Merion Village
Tuttle Park
South Linden
Driving Park
Schumacher Place

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