DNA Testing in Gallup, NM

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Health Street offers DNA testing, legal paternity tests, and sibling DNA tests in Gallup, New Mexico at a centrally located testing laboratory. Register now, or call us at (505) 207-5851 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 Gallup 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 - Gallup, New Mexico

Gallup NM DNA Testing Locations

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

How to schedule a DNA Test in Gallup NM

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Gallup 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 Gallup, plus many more locations throughout New Mexico 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 Gallup 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 Gallup that they need. 

DNA Information for Gallup NM

Establishing Paternity in Gallup, NM

In Gallup, NM, in order to receive child support, custody rights, or visitation time, legal paternity must be established over a child. For two parents who are not married at the time of a child's birth, both will legally need to establish paternity themselves. This can be done by filing an Acknowledgment of Paternity through the New Mexico Department of Health.

From here, either parent now has the ability to file for a paternity order through a McKinley County family court. While New Mexico law assumes joint custody is best for children, the court will first consider multiple factors, such as living situations and current income, to properly determine a paternity order fit for a child and his or her parents.

Unique Child Custody Evaluation Processes in Gallup, NM

When two Gallup parents enter a custody battle, the court will take an in-depth look into both individuals to properly establish a healthy parenting plan. A judge will base the final decision on the best interest of the child(ren) following a review of financial and criminal history, parent and child interviews, and parent-to-child interaction reviews.

In some instances, a judge may also request psychological testing of both parents and possibly the children if deemed necessary. One of the psychological test types that a New Mexico evaluator might administer is the Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventory test. This test helps courts identify any underlying personality disorders or traits that could negatively impact a child's upbringing.

Experts in Gallup, NM Say…

In certain cases, a Gallup, NM man may be served a petition to establish paternity from a woman he had relations with years prior. While this may come as a huge surprise, New Mexico paternity law group Collins & Collins recommends that if there is any uncertainty in the mother's paternity claim, always dispute it in court. New Mexico court's common course of action is a court-ordered DNA test to effectively determine whether the individual in question is the biological father. If it is discovered they are the father, the mother will then have the right to request child support.

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