DNA Test – Gainesville, GA

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Gainesville, Georgia at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (770) 824-0593 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 a 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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DNA Test – Gainesville, Georgia

Gainesville GA DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Gainesville, Georgia 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:

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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 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 Gainesville 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 Gainesville GA

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. 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 Gainesville, plus many more locations throughout Georgia and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Gainesville. We’ll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Gainesville , GA 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

Over a Decade of Experience

Health Street has been performing DNA testing nationally since 2010.  We have helped thousands of people from Gainesville 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 Gainesville that they need. 

Gainesville, GA – DNA Testing

What Are DNA Tests Used For?

DNA tests, also called genetic tests, are used for legal purposes, such as to determine paternity, for child support and custody cases, and to add or change a father’s name on a birth certificate. A DNA test in Gainesville, GA determines with absolute certainty the biological relationship between a man and a child.

Paternity Testing

Paternity tests exclude or determine the likelihood that a man is a child’s father, and they’re the most commonly used DNA tests. A mother or alleged father can request a paternity test if they’re unsure of the child’s father. The court may also require DNA testing for paternity cases.

Child Custody and Support

The court often requires DNA tests to be used as evidence in child custody or support cases to prove that a man is the child’s father before issuing child support or custody orders. Georgia requires the Division of Child Support Services to conduct DNA testing for all new child support cases in which paternity was not established.

Changing a Birth Certificate

DNA testing may be required to add or change a father’s name on a birth certificate. This is the case if the wrong man is listed on the child’s birth certificate, or the mother isn’t sure of the child’s father.

Post-Mortem Testing

On occasion, it may be required to prove to a court that a biological relationship exists between a child and a person who is deceased. This may be due to a court case that involves a possible inheritance.

How DNA Tests Are Analyzed

DNA samples can be collected at home or at a testing clinic. In most cases, samples are taken by swabbing the inside of the cheek of the individuals being tested, and specimens are sent to a certified lab to be analyzed by a doctor. The doctor compares the DNA, ruling out or determining the probability that the individuals are biologically related.

How Long Does it Take to Receive DNA Test Results?

  1. Cheek swab DNA test results arrive within one week.
  2. Hair follicle DNA test results take up to two weeks for results.

The length of time to receive a DNA test result will depend on the provider.

Establishing Paternity in Georgia

If a child is born to married parents in Georgia, the law presumes the husband to be the child’s legal father, and they don’t need to establish paternity. However, married parents in Georgia must establish paternity for the child to have a legal father. The easiest way to establish paternity is by signing a voluntary Paternity Acknowledgement form at the hospital when the child is born or later, at a Georgia Vital Records Office. Otherwise, parents can establish paternity with a court order. In these cases, for a court case in Gainesville, a DNA test in Gainesville, GA may be required.

Last updated 11/10/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Gainesville

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Barberry Hill/Little Mill
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Cameron Point
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Dudley Hill
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Gates At Green Hill
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Hanover Place
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Ivyshaw Park
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Lakeshore Heights
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Maple Forge
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Oak Creek
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Pointe South
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Richmond Townhomes
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Sagewood
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The Bluffs
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Upper Diamond
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Vista Ridge
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Wildwood Heights

Additional Services

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Citations

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“Paternity Establishment.” Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Child Support Services, https://childsupport.georgia.gov/programs-services/paternity-establishment
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“Paternity Acknowledgements.” Georgia Department of Public Health, https://dph.georgia.gov/ways-request-vital-record/paternity-acknowledgements
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“Gainesville, GA.” Nextdoor, https://nextdoor.com/city/gainesville–ga/