DNA Test - Cordova, TN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Cordova, Tennessee at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (901) 563-4341 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 - Cordova, Tennessee

Cordova TN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Cordova, 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 Cordova 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 Cordova TN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Cordova 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 Cordova, plus many more locations throughout Tennessee and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Cordova. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Cordova , 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. The first DNA test we performed in Cordova, TN was in 2018.

Dedicated to Excellence

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

Local DNA Testing for Cordova, TN

Local DNA Stories

In 2020, a Shelby County man used DNA testing and found out he had two half-sisters. Charles Cook said that he always felt different from the rest of his family. When he was 17 years old, he learned that his dad was not his biological father. Forty years later, Cook took a DNA testing and found his half-sisters and a half-brother. Cook's biological father didn't know of him, either, and he, along with Cook's mother, has passed away.

Two of Cook's half-siblings live in Cleveland and one lives in Pittsburgh. The four of them communicated through email, phone calls, and texts.

Cook learned he was the only sibling to get his father's blue eyes. He continues to learn more about his father and is learning more about himself with things such as medical history and personality traits. Cook said he's glad he took the DNA test and connected with his relatives.

Experts Say...

The Burdette Law firm, serving Cordova and Shelby County, explains the meaning of paternity by saying, "'Paternity' derives from the Latin word 'pater' meaning father. In legal terms, 'establishing paternity' means determining a child's 'legal' father and the related rights and obligations of the father of the child." The law firm explains that every child naturally has a biological father, but not necessarily a legal father. "When paternity has been established it means that the child now has a legal father."

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Cordova, TN

In Cordova, TN, when a child is born to married parents, the law presumes the husband to be the father. If the child is born to unmarried parents, paternity must be established for the child to have a legal father. Paternity can be established if both parents agree to sign an Acknowledgement of Paternity form. If either parent is uncertain of who the father is, or if paternity is disputed, DNA testing to prove paternity may be ordered by the court. In this case, DNA samples are taken from the mother, alleged father, and child. If the test determines that the alleged father is the biological father, an order of parentage will be issued by the court.

Neighborhoods In and Around Cordova That We Serve

Glenn Abbey
Goodlett Grove
Grays Creek - Latting
Sanga Point
Shelby Farms
South Walnut Grove
Stable Run
The Orleans Walnut Grove
The Village
Lagrange Commons

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Dawkins, Stephen. "Shelby man discovers half-siblings after taking DNA test." Shelby County Reporter, 26 June 2020, https://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2020/06/26/shelby-man-discovers-half-siblings-after-taking-dna-test/
"Establishing Paternity in Tennessee." The Burdette Law Firm, https://theburdettelawfirm.com/paternity.php
"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
"Discover your Cordova neighborhood." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/cordova--tn/