DNA Test - Dearborn, MI

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Dearborn, Michigan at 5 testing laboratories. Call (313) 251-4037 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 - Dearborn, Michigan

Dearborn MI DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Dearborn, Michigan 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 Dearborn 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 Dearborn MI

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

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Establishing paternity in Dearborn, Michigan

Paternity in Dearborn, Michigan, can be established voluntarily or involuntarily. Suppose both parents agree with paternity, have no doubts about who is the biological father and are both present at the hospital when the baby is born. In these cases, parents often establish paternity while still at the hospital by signing an Affidavit of Parentage. When they sign it, they must file it with the Central Paternity Registry at the Department of Community Health. After that, the father becomes the legal father. He can also be added to the child's birth certificate.

However, sometimes there are situations when the parents are unsure about who the biological father is, or the alleged father disagrees with paternity. In these cases, either parent can take it to court. The court may require a DNA test of the alleged father and the child so they can prove whether they are related or not. Genetic testing is painless and usually done as a quick cheek swab. Once DNA testing is completed, the laboratory sends the results to the court, and the judge can establish paternity.

DNA test helps reunite sisters after 75 years

Two sisters reunited after 75 years in the middle of a baggage claim area. Jackie (80) had always known she had a sister somewhere, but Suzan (76) had no idea she was adopted, and her whole life, she thought she was an only child. Her mother had to give Suzie up for adoption because she already had two children and could not provide for another. Jackie was shocked when her mother came home one day without her baby sister.

Years later, Jackie questioned her mother and collected as much information as possible about her sister. Back then, Suzie's name was Sandy. Jackie knew the adoptive parents' last name, but because she now had a new name and was married, it felt impossible to find her.

Meanwhile, Suzie took a DNA test to find out more about her bloodline, having no idea she had any relatives. And then she discovered she had a sister! They started to talk and organized a meeting. They finally met, and it was so emotional. Both sisters could not be happier to find one another, and they promised each other to spend as much time together as possible.

Last updated 12/21/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Dearborn That We Serve

Dearborn Heights
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Lincoln Park
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Garden City
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ABC News Network. (n.d.). Sisters reunite after 75 years thanks to DNA test: 'This is forever'. ABC News. Retrieved December 21, 2022, from https://abcnews.go.com/US/sisters-reunite-75-years-dna-test-forever/story?id=66486247