DNA Test - Davenport, IA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Davenport, Iowa at 4 testing laboratories. Call (563) 235-2283 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 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 - Davenport, Iowa

Davenport IA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Davenport, Iowa 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 Davenport DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Davenport IA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Davenport 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 Davenport, plus many more locations throughout Iowa 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  The first DNA test in Davenport, IA performed by Health Street was in 2018.

Dedication to Excellence

Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Davenport that they need. 

Davenport, Iowa - DNA Testing

Importance of Establishing Paternity in Davenport, IA

Understanding the importance of establishing paternity in Davenport, IA is extremely important as it benefits both the child and the parents. When a child is born to two unmarried parents, only the mother will hold parental rights over the child because the state of Iowa cannot automatically declare the child's father without the presence of marriage.

Establishing paternity grants the father paternal rights as well as the ability to seek custody, visitation, and child support if necessary. Furthermore, the proper establishment of paternity provides a child the ability to collect benefits from both parents. Mutual benefits that can be secured by establishing paternity can include social security, inheritance, military, and health insurance.

Ways to Establish Paternity in Davenport, IA

In the state of Iowa, Davenport parents can establish paternity by either completing a Paternity Affidavit or through a court order. Signing an Iowa Paternity Affidavit is a voluntary process that must only be used if the parents hold complete certainty in their child's paternity or if paternity testing was used to accurately identify the biological father.

If a parent refuses to establish paternity using an Iowa Paternity Affidavit, paternity will instead need to be established via court order. This can be done by filing a petition to establish paternity through Scott County Family Court. From here, a judge will likely request that the presumed father undergo DNA paternity testing, and if it is determined he is the biological father, paternity can be legally established.

Laws and Regulations Relating to Paternity in Davenport, IA

Once paternity is legally established, the presumed father will be required to comply with child support agreements when necessary. However, there may come a time in certain situations when a previously presumed father learns that he is actually not the biological father.

Fortunately, under Iowa Family Code 600B.41A, paternity that was previously established through an affidavit can be overturned using DNA paternity testing. DNA testing details will also be required by Iowa Child Support services to remove any child support obligations.

Last updated 11/22/2022

Neighborhoods in Davenport Served by our Clinics

Americana Park
Blessing Gardens
Carriage Hill
Cedar Vista
Deerfield Heights
Eagle Ridge
Fairway Pines
Fulton Park
Harvest Acres
Jersey Farms
Kelling Heights
Marquette Village
Pine Grove
Robin Creek Meadows
Slopertown Estates

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"600B.41A Actions to overcome paternity - applicability - conditions." Iowa State Legislature, https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/600B.41A.pdf
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