DNA Test - Gary, IN

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Health Street provides DNA tests and legal paternity testing in Gary, Indiana at our centrally located testing laboratory. Call (219) 215-5185 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 - Gary, Indiana

Gary IN DNA Testing Locations

Types of DNA Tests at our Gary, Indiana 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:

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 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 Gary 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 Gary IN

Scheduling a DNA test at one of our Gary 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 Gary, plus many more locations throughout Indiana and all across the United States. Not every one of our clinics performs paternity testing in Gary. We'll show you the nearest locations to get a DNA test in Gary , IN 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

A Decade Plus of Experience

Health Street has provided DNA tests since 2010. We have provided DNA tests and paternity tests to thousands of people in Gary as well as communities all across the nation.

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We are proud to help families and individuals get DNA testing in Gary. 

Gary, Indiana - DNA Testing

Establishing paternity in Gary, Indiana

Parents who were not married when the child was born in Gary, Indiana, need to establish paternity. They can do so by signing a Paternity Affidavit or by going to court. The Paternity Affidavit must be completed either at the hospital following the birth of the child or subsequently at the health department. Both parents must voluntarily sign the document. In the event that either parent wishes to retract their signature, they have 60 days to request a DNA test. Following the 60-day period, the affidavit can only be disputed or invalidated if evidence is provided that either party was coerced or deceived into signing.

Establishing paternity through a court order is an alternative option. While the court is not legally obligated to request a DNA test, it is common practice for judges to do so, particularly when paternity is in question. DNA testing is a speedy and trustworthy method for confirming paternity, and the judge may use the results to establish paternity. Once paternity is confirmed, the judge may proceed to determine visitation schedules, custody arrangements, and child support payments, as necessary.

At Health Street, we offer high-quality DNA testing services that can provide you with the answers you need. Our tests are fast, easy, and affordable, and can help you establish paternity quickly and accurately.

Gary, IN: Benefits of establishing paternity

Upon establishing paternity, the child can gain a crucial sense of identity by forming a bond with both parents. This can allow both parents to provide financial and emotional support and work on building their relationship with the child. When paternity is legally acknowledged from the start, the situation presents an ideal opportunity for the father to create a healthy and long-lasting bond with the child.

There are some additional benefits the child receives once the paternity is established, such as:

Health and life insurance benefits
Social Security
Inheritance rights
Access to the medical history of both sides of the family
Veterans and disability benefits, if applicable

Last updated 2/14/2023

Neighborhoods Served in Gary

New Chicago
Lake Station
East Chicago
Marquette Park
Black Oak
City Center
Ross Road

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Child Support. (2022, July 1). Paternity. Child Support. Retrieved February 14, 2023, from https://www.in.gov/dcs/child-support/about-us/paternity/