DNA Test – Detroit, MI
Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Detroit, Michigan at 2 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (313) 251-4041 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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Types of DNA Tests at our Detroit MI 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:
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 Detroit DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Detroit MI
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Detroit 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 Detroit, plus many more locations throughout Michigan 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 Detroit, the state of Michigan, and throughout the nation. Since our founding, we have focused on helping people obtain the DNA and paternity tests that they need, from Detroit to neighborhoods everywhere.
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 Detroit.
Detroit, Michigan – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in Detroit, Michigan
There are two main ways that unmarried parents can establish paternity. They either voluntarily sign an Affidavit of Parentage, or they can ask the local court to help them establish paternity, which usually requires DNA testing. Both of these methods permanently establish paternity for a child.
When parents sign the Affidavit of Parentage, they agree that the mother has custody of the child unless the local family court or parents agree on something else. Either of the parents can file a claim for custody or parenting time. Both parents must support the child and will be notified in the case that one of the parents wants the child to be adopted.
Benefits of establishing paternity in Detroit, Michigan
Multiple benefits come with establishing paternity. The child will know both of their parents and can have a relationship with both of them. Besides that, the child can get financial support, health and life insurance, social security, inheritance, or veterans’ benefits. Plus, knowing both parents helps the child to understand their medical history.
DNA Testing reunites family after 49 years
After 49 years apart, Leah Cartwright took a DNA test and was reunited with her family. She was adopted as a kid, and in 2019, she got the DNA test as a birthday present. The DNA test results led Leah to believe that she had found her cousin, but in the end she realized it was her niece. She also discovered her biological mother, who she now FaceTimes regularly. “The first time I saw her, I was in shock because her face was my face,” Cartwright says.
Leah is an only child in her adoptive family, but biologically she has two brothers and three sisters. After reuniting with her biological family, she also found out that her birth name was actually Candice, which is the name she has gone by since. Candice expressed that she is pleased that the DNA test results led her to find her long-lost family, and that she is happy to have them in her life again.
Last updated 6/23/2022