DNA Test - Danville, VA

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Danville, Virginia at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (434) 688-4553 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 Danville 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 - Danville, Virginia

Danville VA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Danville, Virginia 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:

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 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 Danville DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Danville VA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Danville 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 Danville, plus many more locations throughout Virginia 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 Danville, the state of Danville, Virginia, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Danville, VA was in 2020.

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 Danville. 

Danville, VA - DNA Testing

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Danville, VA

Under Virginia law, if two Danville parents are not married at the time of their child's birth, only the mother can possess parental rights until paternity is legally established in the state. Paternity establishments are a common process used to legally identify a child's biological father, have his name placed on the child's birth certificate, and grant him paternal rights in responsibilities.

In addition to benefiting the father, establishing paternity in Danville will provide a significant number of benefits to the child. For instance, paternity must be established for either parent to seek monthly child support services. Furthermore, by having two legal guardians, the child can collect benefits, such as inheritance and social security benefits, from both parents.

How to Establish Paternity in Danville, VA

Danville parents should establish paternity as soon as possible following the birth of a child. Keep in mind that if there is any doubt about who the child's biological father is exactly, it's crucial that the parents first seek DNA testing services. Conducting paternity testing prior to establishing paternity will help both parents avoid legal issues later on down the line.

If the parents are confident in the given paternity claim, the easiest way to establish paternity is by completing an Acknowledgment of Paternity. This form is typically presented to both parents at the hospital or birth facility for immediate completion. Once this form is signed and properly submitted, the father will gain parental rights as well as have his name placed on the birth certificate.

Paternity Programs in Danville, VA

The Virginia Birth Father Registry (VBFR) is a database managed by the Department of Social Services to protect the rights of unmarried men who believe they may have fathered a child. Those who believe they have fathered a child must register with the database within 10 days of the child's birth to receive notification of the child being placed up for adoption or placed into foster care.

Keep in mind that the database is not used to establish paternity. However, if a Danville man receives notice of legal adoption or foster care placement, they may be able to establish paternity through the use of DNA testing. From here, they may be able to gain custody over the child, depending on the Family Court decision.

Last updated 4/21/2023

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"Establish Paternity in Virginia." Virginia Department of Social Services, https://dss.virginia.gov/family/dcse/establishing_paternity.cgi
"Acknowledgment of Paternity." Virginia Department of Social Services, https://www.vapaternity.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/AOP-Rights-and-Responsibility-DCSE-05-12_Doe-1.pdf
"Virginia Birth Father Registry." Virginia Department of Social Services, https://www.dss.virginia.gov/family/ap/vbfr.cgi
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