DNA Test – Corpus Christi, TX
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Corpus Christi, Texas at 6 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (361) 209-7995 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 Corpus Christi 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 – Corpus Christi, Texas
Types of DNA Tests at our Corpus Christi, Texas 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:
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 Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi TX
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Corpus Christi 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 Corpus Christi, plus many more locations throughout Texas and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Corpus Christi. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Corpus Christi , TX 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 Corpus Christi, TX was in 2018.
Dedicated to Excellence
We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Corpus Christi.
Corpus Christi, Texas – DNA Testing
Local DNA Stories
In 2018, a long-lost sister used DNA testing and was able to reunite with her siblings. The siblings, residing in Victoria, spent almost six decades hoping to reunite with the sister that was given up for adoption at birth. Before their mother died, she mentioned to them that one day they should find their sister and asked the siblings to ask their sister, Alma Jean Perez, for forgiveness. Perez knew her birth parents’ names and that she was born in Corpus Christi but knew nothing else. And when her adoptive parents died, her biological family became harder to trace. But after the sisters, including Perez, used DNA testing, they were able to reunite.
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Corpus Christi, TX
Paternity means legal fatherhood, and unmarried parents that have a child in Corpus Christi must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father and for the father to have rights to the child. In some cases, the court requires an alleged father to take a DNA test to prove paternity. DNA testing is ordered by the court when the mother and alleged father disagree about who the biological father is.
Unmarried parents who agree about the biological father can establish paternity voluntarily by signing an Acknowledgement of Paternity form.
Once paternity is established, the father can have his name added to the birth certificate, and the parents can receive visitation, custody, and child support orders.
Spivey Law Firm in Corpus Christi, TX gives reasons why mothers and fathers want to establish paternity. According to the law firm, “A mother may wish to establish paternity to ensure that the child receives child support and any other benefits available to the child.” Fathers also benefit from establishing paternity. “A father may desire to establish paternity to gain child custody and visitation rights,” the law firm explained, “If paternity has not been established a father has no legal right to make choices regarding the raising of his child.”
Last updated 8/5/2022