DNA Test - Dundalk, MD

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Dundalk, Maryland at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (410) 267-4682 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 - Dundalk, Maryland

Dundalk MD DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Dundalk, Maryland 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 Dundalk 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 Dundalk MD

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

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Establishing paternity in Dundalk, MD

There are three options for establishing paternity in Dundalk, Maryland: marital presumption, court order, or signing the Affidavit of Parentage. If parents are married when the baby is born, there are no further steps needed to establish a legal father. However, unwed parents must either sign the Affidavit of Parentage, which they can sign at the hospital after the baby is born, or they can go to court. Parents usually only go to court when they have disagreements or reasonable doubts about paternity.

The judge will usually ask the child and the alleged father to undergo DNA testing. The DNA test is a reliable method of proving paternity. It is quick and painless, often done as a cheek swab. The samples are then tested in special laboratories, and the results are returned to the judge. If paternity is established, the judge may also determine custody, visitation hours, and child support if necessary.

Health Street offers reliable and accurate DNA testing services in Dundalk, Maryland. If you need a DNA test for legal purposes or peace of mind, Health Street provides various testing options.

Dundalk, Maryland: Reasons to establish paternity

Parents and children can benefit massively from establishing paternity. Once paternity is determined, the father may have to pay child support, educational costs, medical expenses, and maintain health insurance. When the birth father becomes the legal father, he can also participate in important decisions about the child's life, especially regarding their health, education, and upbringing. Establishing paternity means the father can go to court and ask for custody and visitation hours.

The child can gain access to the father's medical history, which can help diagnose any possible genetic diseases. Both parents' names can be added to the birth certificate. The child might also gain access to benefits like Social Security, medical insurance, and inheritance.

Last updated 6/12/2023

Neighborhoods in Dundalk Served by our Clinics

Dundalk Farms
Bear Creek
Fort Howard

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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