DNA Test - Flowood, MS

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Flowood, Mississippi at 2 conveniently located testing centers. Register now, or call us at (601) 228-3996 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 Flowood 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 - Flowood, Mississippi

Flowood MS DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Flowood, Mississippi 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:

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Flowood MS

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Flowood 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 Flowood, plus many more locations throughout Mississippi 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 Flowood 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 Flowood that they need. 

Flowood, MS - DNA Testing

Establishing Paternity in Flowood, MS

When a Flowood child is born to two unmarried parents, the state of Mississippi will require both individuals to establish paternity as a means of declaring the child's legal father. The completion of this process is mandatory if either parent wishes to request monthly child support services as well as if the biological father desires parental rights to seek visitation or custody.

In the state of Mississippi, the easiest way of establishing paternity is by completing a Simple Acknowledgment of Paternity (ASAP). This form is typically completed at the hospital following the child's birth to have the biological father's name placed on the birth certificate. Flowood parents must understand that the ASAP process is voluntary and should only be completed if there is full certainty in their child's paternity, or if DNA testing has been used to determine paternity.

Assistance Establishing Paternity in Flowood, MS

When one parent denies a given paternity claim and refuses to establish paternity, the other Flowood parent will be left unable to seek monthly child support, or on the father's behalf, visitation and custody of his child. Failing to establish paternity can also prevent a child from receiving benefits from both of their parents, such as health insurance and inheritance.

Luckily, a parent is able to file a petition to establish paternity in Rankin County Chancery Court to initiate the paternity establishment process. This process likely includes DNA testing of the assumed parent and child to ensure the accurate identification of the biological father. Once the biological father is determined, paternity can be established and the parent can move forward with requests, such as custody and child support.

Laws and Regulations Relating to Paternity in Flowood, MS

Under Mississippi Senate Bill 2911 Section 93-9-10, a Flowood child's legal father can file a petition in court to disestablish paternity and have his legal parental obligations removed if he discovers that he is not the biological father. When filing this petition, the legal father must be able to present newly discovered evidence that shows he is not the child's biological father. Evidence typically includes the use of DNA testing results that show the child is not biologically related to the man who was previously declared the legal father on the Simple Acknowledgment of Paternity.

Last updated 8/8/2023

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Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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"A Simple Acknowledgment of Paternity." Mississippi Department of Human Services, https://www.mdhs.ms.gov/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Paternity-Establishment-Brochure.pdf
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"Chancery Court." Rankin County, https://www.rankincounty.org/department/index.php?structureid=39
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" 93-9-10. Disestablishment of paternity." Mississippi Legislature, http://billstatus.ls.state.ms.us/documents/2011/html/SB/2900-2999/SB2911IN.htm
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"Flowood Mississippi Real Estate Subdivisions." McIntosh and Associates, https://www.mcintoshandassoc.com/flowood-mississippi-subdivisions.html
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"Flowood, MS." Apartments.com, https://www.apartments.com/flowood-ms/