DNA Testing – Flint, MI
Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Flint, Michigan at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (810) 206-0504 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 Flint 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 – Flint, Michigan
Types of DNA Tests at our Flint, Michigan 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:
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 Flint DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.
How to schedule a DNA Test in Flint MI
Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Flint 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 Flint, plus many more locations throughout Michigan 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
A Decade Plus of Experience
Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Flint as well as communities all across the nation.
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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Flint.
Flint, Michigan – DNA Testing
Establishing paternity in Flint, Michigan
If parents marry each other when the mother becomes pregnant or once the baby is born, the husband is considered a legal father. However, if parents are not married, they have to establish paternity. In Flint, Michigan, there are two options for doing so. Parents can voluntarily sign the Affidavit of Parentage form or go to court. If there is no doubt about who the biological father is, most parents opt for signing the form voluntarily, as it is a quick and easy method of establishing paternity. Parents can sign the form at the hospital when the baby is born, at the local Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) office, or the local county Registrar’s Office.
Sometimes, parents are unsure or disagree about paternity. In these cases, many of them decide to go to court. Going to court often involves getting a DNA test to prove whether the alleged father is the biological father. Once the judge has the DNA results from laboratory tests, they can decide whether to establish paternity. Only after paternity is established can the judge establish custody, visitation, and child support.
Flint, MI: Benefits of establishing paternity
Establishing paternity can be beneficial not only for the child but for the parents as well. For example, the parents can:
For the child, benefits can include:
Last updated 11/21/2022