DNA Test - Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Health Street provides DNA testing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at 13 conveniently located testing laboratories. Register now, or call us at (954) 606-5341 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 an appointment for a DNA test quickly and easily. The parties can come together or you can set up separate appointments. Grandparent DNA tests, avuncular (aunt or uncle) testing, and postmortem DNA testing are also available. Legal DNA tests are done at our testing centers. Peace of mind DNA tests can be done at home by cheek swab, hair, or fingernails.

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DNA Test - Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Fort Lauderdale FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Fort Lauderdale, Florida 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 Fort Lauderdale DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Fort Lauderdale FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale, plus many more locations throughout Florida 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 Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale that they need. 

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Establishing paternity in Fort Lauderdale, FL

If the father and the mother are not married when the child is born, they can sign a Paternity Acknowledgment form in the hospital. Both parents must sign this form in the presence of a notary public. The man who signs this form becomes a legal father once the form is complete. His name will be on the birth certificate.

Parents in Florida who are married at the time of their child's birth usually do not need to take additional steps to establish paternity. Unless the court has ordered otherwise, the husband's name will automatically be placed on the child's birth certificate.

When either party is unsure of the biological father, or if either party does not cooperate, the court can also establish paternity. The judge will likely order a DNA test and then establish paternity based on the DNA test results.

DNA test reunites four Florida siblings

Four siblings, ages 102, 93, 88, and 84, met in Florida after years of not knowing they even existed. They all have the same father. When their father divorced his first wife, he changed his name and started a new chapter with a new family, never revealing that he already had one family.

Years later, they all discovered each other after taking DNA tests. A couple of them lived only ten miles from each other and even went to the same synagogue. One brother, Ralph, expressed how surprising it was to discover he had siblings at this age. Ralph admitted it felt unreal to find out he had a sister who is 102 and a brother who is 93, but they are happy they connected.

Last updated 8/18/2022

Neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale Served by our Clinics

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Colee Hammock
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Poinciana Park
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Middle River Terrace
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Poinsettia Heights
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Durrs
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South Middle River
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Shady Banks
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Seven Isles
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Dillard Park
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Hendricks And Venice Isles
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Coral Ridge Isles
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Nurmi Isles

Additional Services

Health Street offers a variety of other services, including:

Citations

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Acknowledgment of Paternity - Florida Department of Health. https://www.floridahealth.gov/certificates/certificates/birth/_documents/DH_432_Ack_Paternity.pdf.
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Statutes & Constitution :View Statutes : Online Sunshine, 24 Aug. 2022, http://www.leg.state.fl.us/statutes/index.cfm?App_mode=Display_Statute&URL=0300-0399%2F0382%2FSections%2F0382.013.html.
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WSVN, 7 N. (2019, February 25). 4 south Florida siblings meet for the first time thanks to ancestry DNA test. WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale. Retrieved August 18, 2022, from https://wsvn.com/news/local/4-south-florida-siblings-meet-for-the-first-time-thanks-to-ancestry-dna-test/