DNA Test - Gainesville, FL

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Gainesville, Florida at 13 conveniently located testing laboratories. Call (352) 227-6879 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 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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Gainesville FL DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Gainesville FL 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 Gainesville DNA testing technicians are trained to follow these guidelines so that the results will be legally admissible.

How to schedule a DNA Test in Gainesville FL

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Gainesville 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 Gainesville, 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. The first DNA test we performed in Gainesville, FL was in 2018.

Commitment to Community

We are committed to providing the best, most personal, and most professional DNA testing in Gainesville, Florida.

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Establishing paternity in Gainesville, Florida

In Gainesville, if parents are married when the child is born, paternity is established automatically. The husband is considered not only the legal father but also the biological father. However, if the parents are unmarried, they must take action to establish paternity. Both of them should sign an Acknowledgment of Paternity if they are certain about who the biological father is.

If parents are not cooperative or if either party is unsure about who the biological father is, they can always go to court to establish paternity. The judge will usually order a DNA test to prove paternity quickly and accurately. DNA tests in this situation are typically administered by a simple cheek swab that gets examined at a certified lab. Once the results are back, the judge will establish paternity.

Benefits of establishing paternity in Gainesville, FL

Establishing paternity is essential. When a man is established as the legal father, it typically gives him the same rights and responsibilities as the mother has. It is beneficial for both parents and, of course, for the child too. Paternity also gives parents the legal right to share time with the child, making it easier to establish custody, visitation hours, or get a child support order.

Some benefits for the child can include:

Knowing both parents and knowing their complete identity
Having the information about family medical history (can help with discovering genetic diseases sooner)
Having the father's name on the birth certificate
Medical and child support from both parents
Life and health insurance from either parent
Social Security or veterans benefits, if available
The right to inherit from both parents
Military allowances

Last updated 10/3/2022

Neighborhoods In and Around Gainesville That We Serve

Kensington Park
Hibiscus Park
University Park
Cedar Grove
Suburban Heights
Forest Ridge
Rainbows End

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