DNA Test – Duluth, MN
Health Street provides DNA testing in Duluth, Minnesota at our centrally located testing center. Register now, or call us at (218) 429-6139 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.
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DNA Test – Duluth, Minnesota
Types of DNA Tests at our Duluth, Minnesota 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 Duluth DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Duluth MN
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Duluth 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 Duluth, plus many more locations throughout Minnesota 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 Duluth, MN performed by Health Street was in 2019.
Dedication to Excellence
Our dedication to excellence includes our commitment to provide compassionate services and to helping people obtain the accurate DNA testing in Duluth that they need.
Local DNA Testing for Duluth MN
Proving Paternity for Child Custody Purposes in Duluth, MN
Proving paternity may require DNA testing for unmarried couples. In Duluth, MN, DNA testing may be requested by either parent if they want proof that he’s the child’s biological father. DNA testing may be required if a man denies that he’s the father and paternity is being determined through the court.
DNA testing for paternity requires DNA samples from the mother, alleged father, and child, usually by a cheek swab.
DNA testing will either show that a man is not the father or that there is greater than a 99 percent probability that he is the child’s father.
Once the DNA test proves that a man is the father paternity can be established and he may receive child support orders. He may also seek custody or visitation rights to his child.
Experts in Duluth Say…
According to Attorney Benjamin Kaasa of Duluth, MN, “Establishing paternity is very important because a child’s father has no legal right to him or her in regards to parenting time or custody until after paternity is established. A state, county agency, or mother has no right to pursue an alleged father for child support under paternity is established… Even after paternity is established an unwed mother has all custodial rights to a child until the court decides otherwise. If there is a paternity court hearing, the court will make a decision regarding whether a man is a child’s biological father. Depending upon the involvement of the parties the same hearing can also be used to address issues of custody, visitation, and child support. Interestingly, parties to a paternity suit or trial have the right to have the matter resolved by a jury. However, most parties agree to have a trial only with the judge because most paternity matters are resolved through the collection of DNA samples.”