DNA Test - Edinburg, TX

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Edinburg, Texas at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (956) 587-9801 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 your Edinburg DNA test appointment online. Our legal DNA test results can be used in court for matters such as: child support, birth certificates, and custody cases. Appointments can be scheduled together or separately. Legal DNA tests are done by cheek swab at our testing centers. We also offer home DNA test kits for peace of mind. DNA can be tested from hair, fingernails, and other specimens.

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DNA Test - Edinburg, Texas

Edinburg TX DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Edinburg, Texas 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 Edinburg 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 Edinburg TX

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

Edinburg, Texas - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Edinburg, TX

Legal paternity is the process of legally establishing the child's father. Parents who are married at the time of their child's birth do not need to take any additional steps, as the law automatically considers the biological father to be the legal father. Parents who are unmarried, however, need to establish paternity. In Edinburg, Texas, parents have two options for establishing paternity. First, they may choose to sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) at the hospital after the child is born. This option should only be chosen by parents who have no doubts about paternity. The AOP declares a legal father for the child, and can be difficult to challenge later on.

When parents disagree about the biological father's identity, if they are unsure, or if one party is not cooperating, they often choose to go to court. The judge will usually ask the alleged father and the child to undergo a DNA test. Genetic testing is a common and reliable method of determining paternity. The samples will be taken to the laboratory, and the results will be returned to the judge. If legal paternity is established, the parents can also ask the court to establish visitation hours, custody, or child support if necessary.

Edinburg, Texas: Challenging paternity

If a man in Texas disagrees with paternity, he can challenge it. Under Texas law, he must file a petition asking the judge to terminate the parent-child relationship. Before the court decides whether the man meets the requirements to move forward with his petition, there will be a pretrial hearing. The court will ask the man and the child to undergo DNA testing.

In case the genetic testing proves he is, in fact, not the biological father, the judge may decide to order the termination of the parent-child relationship. This also means he will no longer need to pay child support for this child, but he is still obligated to pay any support up to the termination date.

A man considering challenging paternity should know the law can be complicated, and each case is different. Many parents seek advice from a family lawyer before proceeding.

Last updated 2/3/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Edinburg

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Alma Colonia
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Paternity. Paternity | Office of the Attorney General. (n.d.). Retrieved February 3, 2023, from https://www.texasattorneygeneral.gov/child-support/paternity