DNA Test - Fishers, IN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Fishers, Indiana at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (317) 342-1706 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 - Fishers, Indiana

Fishers IN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Fishers, Indiana 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:

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 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 Fishers DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Fishers IN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Fishers 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 Fishers, plus many more locations throughout Indiana 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.  We have helped thousands of people from Fishers 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 Fishers that they need. 

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Establishing Paternity in Fishers IN

When children are born to unmarried parents in the state of Indiana, the mother has sole legal and physical custody of the child unless legal paternity has been established. Experts at Freedman Law, P.C., a Fishers-based paternity law firm, recommend that fathers establish paternity by signing a paternity affidavit at the hospital when the child is born. In this case, no court order is needed. However, a court order will be needed to establish custody, visitation, and child support. If the parents do not sign and file the affidavit, paternity can also be established via court order.

The Role of DNA Testing in Establishing Paternity

When there is a dispute regarding the identity of a child's biological father, either the child's mother or the alleged father can request a DNA test, according to experts at the Fishers-based Emerson law firm. Genetic testing can be completed prior to signing an affidavit of paternity or may be ordered by the judge if the case is heard in court.

DNA tests are not needed to establish paternity unless the mother, father, or a judge requires it. All required DNA tests must be completed at a state-approved laboratory. The state of Indiana will not accept at-home or unapproved DNA tests.

Important Paternity Timelines You Need to Know

When it comes to matters of paternity, it's critical for interested parties to understand the required timelines. Avnet Law Group, which serves clients in Fishers and the surrounding area, explains that the time limit to establish paternity is based on Indiana Law. In most cases, paternity cases must be filed no later than two years after the child is born, unless certain exceptions apply. If an exception applies, then the case must be filed no less than two years after the condition ceases to exist.

Last updated 9/14/2023

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Cumberland Place
Eller Run
Fishers Farm
Heritage Meadows
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Middleton Place
Rolling Knoll
Sandstone Lakes
The Bristols
Woods At Gray Eagle

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"Paternity." Freedman Law, P.C., https://jfreedmanlaw.com/paternity/
"Instructions For Paternity Affidavit Applications via Mail." Hamilton County Health Department, https://www.hamiltoncounty.in.gov/DocumentCenter/View/5151/Paternity-Affidavit-Application
Emerson, James. "Who Gets Custody in Indiana if the Parents Are Not Married?" Emerson Divorce and Accident Injury Attorneys, L.L.C., 7 July 2021, https://emersonlawllc.com/blog/who-gets-custody-in-indiana-if-the-parents-are-not-married/
"Indiana Paternity Laws - What You Should Know!" Avnet Law, https://avnetlaw.com/2020/05/23/indiana-paternity-laws/
"Fishers IN Neighborhoods." Talk to Tucker Realtors, https://www.talktotucker.com/fishers/neighborhoods