DNA Test - Flagstaff, AZ

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Flagstaff, Arizona at 3 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (928) 399-3512 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 Flagstaff 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 - Flagstaff, Arizona

Flagstaff AZ DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Flagstaff, Arizona 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 Flagstaff 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 Flagstaff AZ

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

More than a Decade of Experience

Since 2010, Health Street has offered DNA tests in Flagstaff, the state of Flagstaff, Arizona, and throughout the nation.  The first DNA test that Health Street provided in Flagstaff, AZ was in 2018.

Commitment to Excellence

Our mission is to understand the DNA testing needs of our clients. We strive to provide the most accurate, fast, and conclusive paternity tests in Flagstaff. 

Flagstaff, AZ DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

Whether you're navigating child paternity, completing a legal custody process, or legally altering an existing birth certificate, there are several reasons why you may need DNA testing in Flagstaff, AZ.

Paternity Testing

Paternity testing is one of the most frequently sought-after types of DNA testing in Flagstaff. After a child's birth, a mother may question the paternity of her child if she previously had relations with more than one individual. Similarly, paternity disputes can arise if either parent believes that the given paternity claim is incorrect. Flagstaff DNA testing can be used to eliminate uncertainty.

Child Custody and Support

When one parent disagrees with the parentage of a child and refuses to establish paternity, it can prevent the other from gaining custody or obtaining monthly child support assistance. A Flagstaff parent may need to request Coconino County Family Court assistance to determine paternity through DNA testing. If Flagstaff DNA testing can successfully verify the father, paternity can be established alongside child support and custody agreements.

Changing a Birth Certificate

In some unfortunate cases, a Flagstaff parent may learn of incorrect paternity after having already established paternity and child support agreements. To legally alter the father's name on the birth certificate and remove support obligations from the incorrect father, Coconino County Family Court will likely request proof of Flagstaff DNA testing to first identify the correct biological father.

Post-Mortem DNA Testing

When a loved one passes away, the family or a court may need to determine the biological relationship of the deceased to a family member, most often a child. Post-mortem DNA testing results may be needed to determine important matters such as survivor or social security benefits, wills and estates.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

A Flagstaff DNA test begins with the collection of genetic samples from two individuals. In most cases, collection is as simple as a cheek swab saliva sample. However, DNA can also be collected through hair follicles and blood samples. These genetic samples are then sent to a certified laboratory for a comprehensive analysis. During analysis, a technician will compare 21 different genetic markers from each sample to determine whether there is a DNA match.

How Long Does It Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

The wait time for Flagstaff DNA testing results comes down to the specimen type used for comparison.

Cheek Swab DNA Test – Up to a week after collection for results
Hair Follicle DNA Test – Up to two weeks after collection for results

Bear in mind that turnaround times are heavily dependent upon the specific selected provider.

Establishing Paternity in Arizona

When Flagstaff parents are not married at the time of their child's birth, they will need to establish paternity to legally declare the father's parental rights. If both parents agree on the paternity of a child, they can voluntarily establish paternity by completing an Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) at the hospital or at a later date through Arizona Child Support Services.

If either parent is unwilling to establish paternity voluntarily, the parent seeking the establishment must file a petition through Coconino County Family Court. According to Flagstaff family law attorney Jennifer Staskey, court paternity actions are generally determined by the results of DNA testing. If DNA testing identifies the biological father, paternity can then be established.

Last updated 11/9/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Flagstaff

Bennett Estates
Canyon Del Rio
Flagstaff Ranch
Juniper Point
Kachina Village
Slayton Ranch Estates
Swiss Manor
Timber Sky
Trails End
University Meadows

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:


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