DNA Test - Coon Rapids, MN

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Coon Rapids, Minnesota at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (651) 362-1746 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 - Coon Rapids, Minnesota

Coon Rapids MN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Coon Rapids, Minnesota 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 Coon Rapids 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 Coon Rapids MN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Coon Rapids 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 Coon Rapids, plus many more locations throughout Minnesota and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Coon Rapids. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Coon Rapids , MN 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 Coon Rapids, the state of Coon Rapids, Minnesota, and throughout the nation.  Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Coon Rapids to neighborhoods everywhere.

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 Coon Rapids. 

Coon Rapids, Minnesota - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Coon Rapids, MN

In Coon Rapids, Minnesota, unmarried parents have several options to establish paternity and ensure legal recognition of the father-child relationship.

If both parents agree on the biological father, they can sign the Recognition of Parentage form. This voluntary agreement establishes the man as the legal father. It is essential to file the form with the Minnesota Department of Health to ensure its legal validity.

In cases where there are doubts or disagreements about paternity, seeking involvement from the court may be necessary. The court may order a DNA test to conclusively determine paternity. This process typically involves a quick and painless cheek swab, providing accurate and reliable results. If paternity is established, the court can establish legal paternity, granting the father associated rights and responsibilities.

Coon Rapids, Minnesota: Benefits of establishing paternity

Establishing paternity in Coon Rapids, Minnesota brings numerous benefits for both the father and the child. For the father, establishing paternity can mean gaining legal rights, such as seeking custody or visitation arrangements through the court system. It can provide an opportunity for active involvement in important decisions regarding the child's upbringing, fostering a strong parent-child bond.

Legal recognition of the father can provide emotional security for the child, as they have the opportunity to develop a relationship with both parents. Additionally, establishing paternity can allow access to paternal medical history, which can be crucial for the child's health and well-being.

Establishing paternity can create a foundation for financial support. The legal father might be responsible for child support, ensuring the child's well-being, and providing necessary financial resources for their upbringing. This support can contribute to the child's overall stability and allows them to access essential resources for their growth and development. A legally recognized father can enable the child to potentially access benefits such as health insurance, Social Security, and inheritance rights. These benefits provide additional support and security for the child's future.

Last updated 6/1/2023

Neighborhoods in Coon Rapids Served by our Clinics

Thompson Heights
Thompson Riverview Terrace
Wedgewood Park
Coon Rapids North
Coon Rapids Northwest
City Center

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


Erickson, B. (2016a, March 17). Establishing parentage. Minnesota Department of Human Services. https://mn.gov/dhs/people-we-serve/children-and-families/services/child-support/programs-services/establishing-parentage.jsp