DNA Test - Fairbanks, AK

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Fairbanks, Alaska at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (907) 290-2514 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 Fairbanks 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 - Fairbanks, Alaska

Fairbanks AK DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Fairbanks, Alaska 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:

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Grandparent DNA Test (if the father is not available for testing)
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Sibling DNA Test (possible brothers, sisters, or half-siblings)
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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 Fairbanks 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 Fairbanks AK

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

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Importance of Establishing Paternity in Fairbanks, AK

Alaskan law cannot automatically declare a child's legal father or grant him paternal rights if a Fairbanks child is born to two unmarried parents. Both parents must complete the process of establishing paternity, which will be used to declare the child's biological and legal father as well as provide him with parental rights and responsibilities.

In addition to granting parental rights, the legal establishment of paternity is necessary if either parent wishes to seek monthly child support services, child custody, or visitation. Establishing paternity further benefits the child by allowing them to collect benefits from both parents, including veterans benefits, inheritance rights, and health insurance coverage.

How to Establish Paternity in Fairbanks, AK

The simplest way two Fairbanks parents can establish paternity in Alaska is by completing a Health Analytics & Vital Records Affidavit of Paternity form. This form is typically presented to the parents at the hospital following a child's birth and must be completed if the biological father wishes to have his name placed on the birth certificate.

Bear in mind that signing a paternity affidavit is a completely voluntary procedure and must be approached with caution if there is any doubt about a child's paternity. If a parent is uncertain of the given paternity claim, it's important that they first use DNA paternity testing to properly identify the biological father prior to establishing legal paternity.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Fairbanks, AK

In many paternity cases, a parent may refuse to establish paternity due to the denial of a paternity claim. Without the legal establishment of paternity, a Fairbanks parent will not be able to request monthly child support payments, which often results in both parents heading to court to properly complete the process.

In such cases, a parent must submit a petition to establish legal paternity through Fairbanks, Alaska Court. A judge will most likely request DNA paternity testing to verify the given claim, where they can then move forward with establishing paternity. Once paternity is established, a judge can also move forward with establishing a parenting plan as well as monthly child support obligations.

Last updated 4/19/2023

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Citations

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"Paternity." Alaska Court System, https://courts.alaska.gov/shc/family/shcpaternity.htm#why
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"Glossary of Family Law Terms." Alaska Court System, https://courts.alaska.gov/shc/family/glossary.htm#aff-pat
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"Fairbanks." Alaska Court System, https://courts.alaska.gov/courtdir/4fa.htm
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"Fairbanks, AK." Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/fairbanks--ak/