DNA Test - Dawsonville, GA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Dawsonville, Georgia at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (706) 204-3852 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 - Dawsonville, Georgia

Dawsonville GA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Dawsonville, Georgia 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 Dawsonville 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 Dawsonville GA

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Dawsonville 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 Dawsonville, plus many more locations throughout Georgia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Dawsonville. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Dawsonville , GA 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Dawsonville to communities all across the USA get DNA tests and paternity tests.

Dedication to Excellence

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

Dawsonville, GA - DNA Testing

Experts Say...

Josie Siemon from The Siemon Law Firm, which serves Dawsonville, explains paternity. "Paternity is generally defined as the legal acknowledgment that a man is a child's father," she said. "Paternity determinations are necessary before such legal rights as custody and visitation can be exercised. Georgia recognizes that there are both traditional and non-traditional ways in which a child can be born to a couple," said Siemon. She also explained that married couples do not need to establish paternity since the law presumes the husband is the child's legal father. "Once a Paternity Acknowledgment Form has been voluntarily signed by both parents, the law grants the family certain rights," she continued. "But it does not give the father alone the right to bring an action for custody. That can only be done through the process of legitimation."

Establishing Paternity in Dawsonville, GA

Unmarried Dawsonville parents must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity in Dawsonville is by signing a Paternity Acknowledgement form, which can be signed at the hospital when the child is born or later at the Dawson County Vital Records Office, located in Dawsonville. If the parents cannot agree to voluntarily establish paternity, they can go to court. Once paternity is established, the child can develop relationships with and receive emotional and financial support from both parents. However, if a father seeks custody rights, he must go through the legitimation process.

Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Dawsonville, GA

DNA testing is not required if establishing paternity voluntarily. However, parents should not sign the form until they get a DNA test if they doubt paternity. If establishing paternity in court, the judge will likely order a DNA test to determine the child's biological father. If Dawsonville parents apply for services from Georgia's Division of Child Support Services (DCSS), DCSS will order DNA testing to begin the process of establishing paternity. If the DNA testing determines that a man is the child's biological father, both parents can decide to sign a pPaternity acknowledgment. Otherwise, they'll establish paternity in court.

Last udpated 7/14/2023

Neighborhoods in Dawsonville Served by our Clinics

Chestatee Bend
Crane/New Hope
Dawson Forest
Dawsonville North
Dogwood Way
Greenway Rd
Highland Point At Oakmont
Hugh Stowers
Lakes Edge
Oak Forest
Parks Ridge
Summerour Vale Galagina
War Hill Park Area

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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"Paternity Acknowledgements." Georgia Department of Public Health, https://dph.georgia.gov/ways-request-vital-record/paternity-acknowledgements
"Dawson County Vital Records." Public Health District 2, https://phdistrict2.org/dawson-county-vital-records/
Gjelten, E.A. "Paternity in Georgia." DivorceNet, https://www.divorcenet.com/resources/paternity-georgia.html
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